City of Albuquerque and Comcast Host C-SPAN
February 7, 2013
In Albuquerque, Comcast provides the C-SPAN Networks on these channels: C-SPAN: 24; C-SPAN2: 104; C-SPAN3: 105.
C-SPAN videojournalists are travelling in specially detailed Ford Transit Connect vehicles, which C-SPAN is calling Local Content Vehicles (LCV’s), visiting various literary and historic sites and interviewing local historians, authors and civic leaders. Outfitted with the most current digital camera, editing and other recording technologies, each member of the LCV team is equipped to shoot and edit video on location as well as make presentations to schools and community organizations about C-SPAN and its public affairs content.
C-SPAN’s LCV project also incorporates extensive digital and social media outreach, including use of Twitter, Facebook, foursquare, and online streaming on C-SPAN websites. C-SPAN video from each city will be archived – and easily searchable, clippable, and shareable – through C-SPAN’s online Video Library.
Albuquerque is the Tour's second visit of the New Year – it visited Santa Fe, NM, last month -- and in a new region of America: it is the Tour's first visit to a Southwestern USA city. Over the coming months the Local Content Vehicle tour will make similar visits to:, Mesa, AZ, Yuma, AZ, Palm Springs, CA, and Bakersfield, CA.
From its debut in 2011 through 2012, the LCV Cities Tour will have visited 20 cities, including Tampa/St. Petersburg, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Frankfort, KY, Knoxville, TN, Birmingham, AL, Baton Rouge, LA, Beaumont, TX, Shreveport, LA, Little Rock, AR, Oklahoma City, OK, Wichita, KS, Jefferson City, MO, Louisville, KY, Columbus, OH, Augusta, ME, Montpelier, VT, Albany, NY, Providence, RI.
Created by the cable TV industry and now in over 100 million TV households, C-SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington DC and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit http://www.c-span.org/.
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