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C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus to Visit Loyola University New Orleans on its “Road to the White House” Tour

Loyola press release - November 5, 2015

Bus will visit New Orleans Nov. 7-14 in partnership with Cox, stop at Loyola’s College of Law

C-SPAN’s award-winning, 45-foot customized Campaign Bus will visit New Orleans Nov. 7-14, making stops around the city at key locations, including Loyola University College of Law. The C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus travels the country to promote C-SPAN’s “Road to the White House” series by visiting universities, schools, and political events. Loyola’s College of Law is a key stop, as C-SPAN unveils a new history series about landmark cases and historic Supreme Court decisions.

“Loyola is honored to have been chosen to host the C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus, especially because of its focus on historic Supreme Court decisions,” said Mary Garvey Algero, associate dean of faculty development and academic affairs and Warren E. Mouledoux Distinguished Professor of Law in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

“Our students study Supreme Court decisions in many of their classes, and the exhibit will help to bring these cases to life for them. Moreover, many of our graduates go on to become judges, legislators, policymakers, and lobbyists, among other things, and this exhibit will connect them with C-SPAN’s resources.”

The bus tour begins the week at the World War II Museum. As the nation prepares to commemorate Veterans Day, C-SPAN3’s American History TV will be filmed live from the museum Nov. 7, as reporters look back 70 years to the war’s end and its legacy. Curators and historians aboard the C-SPAN bus will take viewer calls and tweets throughout the day and the event will feature taped museum tours. Find more information here:
http://www.c-span.org/History.

This fall, as the Supreme Court convenes for its 2015 session, C-SPAN will debut a new 12-part history series, Landmark Cases: Historic Supreme Court Decisions. Produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center, the series will explore the issues, people, and places involved in some of the most significant Supreme Court cases in U.S. history. During the series, the C-SPAN Bus will visit law schools throughout the country, including Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law, to talk to students about the new series. While on campus, the bus will also receive visitors from Loyola University New Orleans’ School of Mass Communication.

“Social justice is one of the cornerstones of learning for both our law and undergraduate students at Loyola, a Jesuit institution,” said Laura Kurzu, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Loyola. “Our students are very politically aware and engaged and having this kind of immersive interaction with C-SPAN provides our students an opportunity for an up-close, personal hands-on learning experience.”

The tour’s final stop in New Orleans will be the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference. Civics and government educators will learn about C-SPAN’s free comprehensive online educational resources including C-SPAN.org, C-SPAN Classroom, and C-SPAN’s nationwide documentary contest, StudentCam, open to students in grades 6-12.

EVENTS:
Saturday, November 7, 2015
10 a.m.- 5 p.m. World War II Museum
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
9-11 a.m. Warren Easton Charter High School
3019 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119

12:15 p.m.-2 p.m. Loyola University New Orleans – College of Law
526 Pine St., New Orleans, LA 70118
Bus parked Pine Street & St. Charles Ave.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

9-11 a.m. Landry-Walker High School
1200 LB Landry Ave., New Orleans, LA 70114

12-2 p.m. Pierre Capdau Charter School
4621 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

November 13-15, 2015

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. National Council for the Social Studies
Exhibition hours
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA

In New Orleans, C-SPAN programming is provided by Cox Communications on channel 109 as a commercial-free public service, with C-SPAN2 on channel 110; and C-SPAN3 on channel 111. All funding for C-SPAN operations, including Bus visits, is provided by local TV providers.

“The C-SPAN Bus visit to New Orleans highlights our strong partnership with C-SPAN,” said Steve Sawer, director of public and government affairs, Cox New Orleans. “Visitors to the Bus will learn about C-SPAN’s extensive public affairs programming and ways to best utilize online resources such as C-SPAN.org and its acclaimed Video Library archive.”
Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors will experience the following through interactive technology:

  • In-depth public affairs programming and educational resources
  • Touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government
  • Mobile devices demonstrating how C-SPAN is used on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and mobile apps
  • HD cameras and production equipment capable of producing public affairs programming aboard the Bus

C-SPAN.org is a searchable, video-rich site that has every C-SPAN program aired since 1987. The public can access this extensive online collection -- over 214,000 hours of public affairs programming -- for free, and share user-generated video clips by email and social media.

Photo on Loyola University New Orleans homepage provided by C-SPAN.