Jan. 2020


13-day tour of Iowa kicks off as political focus turns to first-in-the-nation caucuses
WASHINGTON — C-SPAN and Mediacom are excited to announce the debut of the new C-SPAN Campaign 2020 Bus during a 13-day tour of Iowa. The C-SPAN-Mediacom tour will consist of public events in several Iowa cities, kicking off with University of Iowa, Grinnell College, Drake University and Iowa State University.  
Visitors in Iowa are invited to step aboard the Bus to learn about C-SPAN’s Campaign 2020 coverage through a brand-new app, which allows visitors to explore presidential candidates, events and footage from the campaign trail. Through interactive kiosks and demonstrations aboard the Bus, visitors will learn about C-SPAN's unfiltered view of the American political process, Campaign 2020 programming and comprehensive online educational resources, including C-SPAN.org. The website includes an extensive video library containing over 256,000 hours of searchable content for viewing, research and education purposes.
Following the debut in Iowa, C-SPAN’s Campaign 2020 Bus will travel to New Hampshire, Nevada and throughout the country to continue to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s extensive political coverage and resources. The tour will include stopping at major political events and meeting with local political leaders, journalists and voters on the campaign trail. Bus visitors will also be invited to share their thoughts on issues they want presidential candidates to address during the campaign as part of the "Voices from the Road" project.
“Iowans have a key responsibility in selecting presidential nominees, and C-SPAN plays a role with campaign coverage from Iowa and elsewhere, and by offering a wealth of public affairs resources available in more ways than ever before. Mediacom’s goal in bringing the C-SPAN Bus to Iowa is to connect people with this tremendous service created by cable that makes our government transparent,” said Ed Pardini, Mediacom’s Senior Vice President.
EVENTS (press invited):

Wednesday, January 22nd
  • 9a-11                     University of Iowa - 125 West Washington Street, Iowa City, IA
  • 1p-3                    Grinnell College -  1115 8th Ave, Grinnell, IA
Thursday, January 23rd
  • 12p-1                    Greater Des Moines Leadership Inst. - 6900 School St, Windsor Heights, IA
  • 2p-3:30                 Drake University - 2507 University Ave, Des Moines, IA
  • 5p-7:30                 State Historical Museum of Iowa -600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA
Friday, January 24th
  • 9:30a-11:30   Johnston Summit Middle School - 9500 Windsor Pkwy, Johnston, IA
  • 12:30p-2:30   Iowa State University - 2586 Memorial Union, Ames, IA
In Iowa City and Grinnell, C-SPAN programming is provided by Mediacom as a commercial-free public service and can be seen on channel 97/95; C-SPAN2 on channel 87; C-SPAN3 on channel 88; and on the web at C-SPAN.org. In Windsor Heights, Des Moines, Johnson and Ames, C-SPAN programming can be seen on channel 95; C-SPAN2 on channel 87; C-SPAN3 on channel 88; Funding for C-SPAN operations, including Bus visits, is provided by cable and satellite TV providers.
Media can access photos and videos of the new C-SPAN Bus online here for reporting purposes. Fans can follow the adventures of the C-SPAN Bus on Twitter and Instagram @cspanbus and online at C-SPAN.org/community.
About the C-SPAN Bus: Since 1993, a C-SPAN Bus has traveled across the nation visiting schools and community events in partnership with C-SPAN's cable and satellite providers. Bus visitors engage with C-SPAN representatives and interactive tools to learn about the unique public affairs programming and online resources such as C-SPAN Classroom — the network's free membership service for teachers and students. Aboard the high-tech, interactive C-SPAN Bus, you'll find:

  • Access to an exclusive interactive experience available on 11 large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming and myriad political and educational resources
  • A smart TV and classroom area for conversations with students and teachers
  • A high-definition TV production studio for taped and live programming
  • A 360-degree video station featuring C-SPAN's unfiltered coverage of high-profile events and insightful, behind-the-scenes tours of U.S. landmarks
  • A D.C.-themed selfie station where visitors can share their Bus experiences through social media
About C‐SPAN: C-SPAN, the public affairs network providing Americans with unfiltered access to congressional proceedings, was created in 1979 as a public service by the cable television industry and is now funded through fees paid by cable and satellite companies that provide C-SPAN programming. C-SPAN connects with millions of Americans through its three commercial-free TV networks, C-SPAN Radio, the C-SPAN Radio App, C-SPAN.org and various social media platforms. C-SPAN's robust public affairs programming includes national and international public policy conversations; signature call-in programs, such as its popular morning show, Washington Journal; book and author discussions on C-SPAN2's Book TV; a chronicle of America's past on C-SPAN3's American History TV; and more. The network's video-rich website contains over 256,000 hours of searchable and shareable content, archived since 1987 for educational and reporting purpose. C-SPAN can be seen in the community at book fairs, social studies and teacher conferences, historical events, visiting landmarks across the country with the C-SPAN Cities Tour or bringing the 45-foot C-SPAN Bus to hundreds of schools nationwide. Learn more about C-SPAN at C-SPAN.org/about/faq/. Engage with C-SPAN on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube, and stay connected through weekly and daily newsletters
About Mediacom
Mediacom Communications Corporation is the 5th largest cable operator in the United States and the leading gigabit broadband provider to smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Through its fiber-rich network, Mediacom provides high-speed data, video and phone services to nearly 1.4 million households and businesses across 22 states. The company delivers scalable broadband solutions to commercial and public-sector customers of all sizes through Mediacom Business, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at www.mediacomcable.com.

IOWA: January 21 – February 3 (Mediacom) / Iowa Caucuses: Monday, February 3
      • 33 total events – 25 were presidential candidate events
NEW HAMPSHIRE: February 6-11 (Comcast) / New Hampshire Primary: Tuesday, February 11
  • 22 total events – 19 were presidential candidate events
NEVADA: February 18-22 (Cox) / Nevada Democratic Caucuses: Saturday, February 22
Los Angeles, CA: March 2-3 (Spectrum) / Super Tuesday, March 3
Phoenix, AZ: March 16-17 (Cox) / AZ Primary, March 17