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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER
Aliso Niguel High School seniors will get a technology lesson today when the C-SPAN School Bus rolls in for a tutorial. The C-SPAN Campaign '96 Open House, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will focus on how political campaign advertising, education and technology interact. During the open house, students will tour the C-SPAN bus and be introduced to its state-of-the-art technology, which includes a mobile classroom and video production studio housed in a 45-foot, bright yellow custom coach.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1996
A big yellow bus pulled onto the Santa Monica High School campus Thursday. That wouldn't be unusual except that the interior of the vehicle was equipped with television monitors, cameras and production equipment instead of the usual vinyl seats. Known as the C-Span School Bus, the $750,000 vehicle is a production studio on wheels that is operated by the cable network and has made stops at schools and civic organizations in nearly every state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1995 | KATE FOLMAR
Before the lemon-yellow school bus bearing the blue C-SPAN logo arrived at Millikan Middle School, eighth-grader Lupe Romo hadn't even heard of the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network, let alone watched it. But after touring the 45-foot-long television studio on wheels and seeing the three television cameras, the eight-channel audio board, the fax machine, the studio lights and the two laser disc players, Lupe delivered a verdict. "It's cool," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1995
Before the lemon-yellow school bus bearing the blue C-SPAN logo arrived at Millikan Middle School in Van Nuys, eighth-grader Lupe Romo hadn't even heard of the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network, let alone watched it. But after touring the 45-foot-long television studio on wheels and seeing the three television cameras, the eight-channel audio board, the fax machine, the studio lights and the two laser disc players, Lupe delivered a verdict. "It's cool," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1994 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
More than 100 local high school students got a look at how the news is produced Tuesday when the C-SPAN Bus rolled into Newport Beach on its national educational tour. The 45-foot motor coach functions as a mobile television studio, classroom and promotion for the government affairs cable channel. It has been touring the country for a year, visiting campuses nationwide to spark student interest in news and in government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
Residents are circulating a petition demanding that the local cable television company restore 24-hour broadcasting of public affairs and other government-related issues. Donna McDonnalltold the City Council this week that Paragon Cable has "severely curtailed" C-Span 1 broadcasts since early this month. She said broadcast is now limited to a few hours a day, instead of 24 hours as in the past.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 1993 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although President Clinton has been in office for only five months and the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary won't be held until February, 1996, C-SPAN has already begun its coverage of the next presidential campaign. Cable television's commercial-free public-affairs network launched "Road to the White House '96" last month. Airing the first Sunday of each month, the second 90-minute edition arrives Sunday at 6:30 p.m. (with a repeat at 9:30 p.m.).
NEWS
December 11, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Democrats Thursday backed off a plan to strictly limit the after-hours floor speeches that have become a vehicle used by some Republican members to savage political opponents on cable television. Instead, members of the House Democratic Caucus withdrew the proposal to restrict so-called "special order" speeches and referred the controversial issue to a bipartisan study committee. The compromise was first suggested Wednesday by House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.).
NEWS
December 10, 1992 | WILLIAM J. EATON and ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a move that drew cries of outrage from Republicans, the House Democratic majority decided Wednesday to limit after-hours televised speeches by members of Congress to three hours a day divided equally between the two major parties. The Democratic plan, which also would impose a 6 p.m. PST curfew on the previously unlimited "special orders" broadcast by the C-SPAN network, sailed through the party's caucus by a vote of 174 to 35.
NEWS
November 30, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Republicans are bitterly contesting a plan by Democrats to cut short the lengthy, late-night floor speeches, televised on C-SPAN, that have become popular as tools to savage political opponents. The dispute over "special order" speeches is a clash between the House's Democratic leaders, flush with their party's presidential victory, and minority Republicans who can no longer count on White House support in their battles. In a recent letter, House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.
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