C-SPAN Bus Pays a Visit to Wellesley College

September 17, 2013

C-SPAN Visiting Schools, Historic Sites with Connections to U.S. First Ladies

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Calling all politicos, TV enthusiasts, and history buffs. The C-SPAN Bus visits Wellesley today from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Davis Museum Plaza. The Bus is visiting colleges and universities, presidential libraries, and historic locations with connections to first ladies in the lead-up to a new season of its documentary program First Ladies: Influence and Image.

Now in its second season, First Ladies: Influence and Image examines the private lives and public roles played by women throughout the past 44 presidential administrations. Last season began with Martha Washington and ended with Ida McKinley; the new season picks up with Edith Roosevelt and finishes with Michelle Obama, including a look at Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69.

Wellesley students can hop aboard the C-SPAN bus to learn about First Ladies and other C-SPAN programs using interactive technology, such as touch-screen quizzes on the network and the three branches of American government. They can also examine first-hand the production equipment C-SPAN uses to chronicle American political happenings.

Additionally, students can learn about C-SPAN’s StudentCam documentary competition. The 2014 theme is “A Message to the U.S. Congress: What’s the Most Important Issue the Congress Should Consider in 2014?” 

C-SPAN presents three public affairs television networks and is broadcast in 100 million households. First Ladies: Influence & Image, airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET on C-SPAN. 


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