C-SPAN bus rolls into Raleigh today

bcain@newsobserver.comJanuary 16, 2012 

The C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus will be in downtown Raleigh today with special programs highlighting Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.

The bus, which will open to the public at 9:30 a.m. on Edenton Street near the Capitol, comes to Raleigh as part of C-SPAN's "Road to the White House" tour. The bus will move at 10:45 a.m. and reopen at 11 next to the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts at the corner of Wilmington and South streets.

Visitors will be able to access information inside and outside the bus on high-definition televisions, touch-screen computers, laptops and mobile devices. The content will consist of archival clips and historical programming focusing on King and the civil rights movement. There will also be C-SPAN content on the 2012 elections and campaign video going back to 1987.

The bus heads to Charlotte next and then South Carolina. C-SPAN is partnering with Time Warner Cable and The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee of Raleigh for today's events.

Cain: 919-829-4579

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