December 9, 2008

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Mediacom to Bring C-Span's 'Campaign 2008' Bus to VSU

WASHINGTON, DC - Prior to heading north to Washington, DC for President-Elect Obama’s Inauguration, the C-SPAN Campaign 2008 bus will be visiting Valdosta on Thursday, December 11th.

After making a stop at Valdosta Technical College, it will be parked outside the University Center at Valdosta State University from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The 45-foot mobile production studio has been on the campaign trail to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s comprehensive political coverage, traveling to major political events such as debates, national and state conventions as well as candidate speeches. During its travels the Bus also conducts civic educational programs for teachers and students. Since its January 2007 launch, the bus has been to 47 states and has been visited by over 116,000 people including 800 elected officials, 9,000 teachers, 60,000 students, and 5 presidential candidates.

“With historically high levels of interest in this year’s presidential election, we have had an exciting year on the road with the Campaign 2008 Bus,” said Scott Peterson, C-SPAN representative.

“Even though the election is over, the story has just begun. We hope to engage the Valdosta community to continue to follow the new Presidential administration and Congress through the resources of the non-profit C-SPAN networks," said Sally Bloom, senior manager for Government and Community Affairs for Mediacom”

About C-SPAN
C-SPAN, the political network of record, was created in 1979 by America's cable companies as a public service. C-SPAN is currently available in 90 million households, C-SPAN2 in 82 million households, and C-SPAN3 in more than 13 million households nationwide. For more information about C-SPAN, visit www.c-span.org. In Valdosta, C-SPAN can be seen on Mediacom channel 18 and C-SPAN2 on channel 19.

About Mediacom
Mediacom Communications is the nation’s 8th largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities and towns in the United States. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional video services, digital television, video-on-demand, high-definition television, high-speed Internet access and phone service.