Kentucky Historical Society
C-SPAN Campaign 2008 Bus to Stop in Frankfort
Frankfort students and residents are invited to join the thousands who have toured C-SPAN’s Campaign 2008 Bus as part of its “Road to the White House” tour when the bus stops at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort on Thursday, December 11. The bus will be at KHS from 10 a.m. to noon. It will travel to the Frankfort Christian Academy that same afternoon.
The 45-foot mobile production studio is on the campaign trail to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s political coverage. As part of the stop in Frankfort, C-SPAN staff will interview Dr. Darrell Meadows, project historian for the Kentucky Historical Society’s Lincoln exhibitions, including the state’s signature Lincoln exhibition, Beyond the Log Cabin: Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln. The interview will appear live on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.
Since its January 2007 launch, the bus has been to 45 state capitals and 239 schools. Thousands of teachers, students and elected officials, including four former presidential candidates, have been on board. Thursday’s stop is held in partnership with the Frankfort Plant Board.
In Frankfort, C-Span can be seen on Frankfort Plant Board channel 71, C-SPAN2 on Channel 72, and C-SPAN3 on channel 73.
“We’re happy to have the C-SPAN bus back at the Kentucky Historical Society and especially pleased to be able to share our state’s signature Lincoln exhibition with a national audience,” said Kent Whitworth, executive director of KHS. “I hope people will take advantage of the opportunity to tour the bus and then walk through the Lincoln exhibition.”
The C-SPAN Campaign 2008 Bus is a revamped version of the network’s award-winning School Bus. It sports a new exterior wrap in election themes along with interior modifications that include the latest in television production equipment.
The bus will be parked at the Ann Street entrance to the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.