C-SPAN bus heads to Hawaii on 50 Capitals Tour

C-SPAN bus heads to Hawaii on 50 Capitals Tour
The C-SPAN bus arrived on Oahu on Monday night. (Image: C-SPAN)

By Kimi Andrew
HNN Summer Intern

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- C-SPAN is headed to Hawaii.

The public affairs network is sending its 45-foot C-SPAN Bus to Oahu and Maui to host events and talk to Hawaii residents about community issues.

It's part of the network's 14-month 50 Capitals Tour to engage with teachers, students, elected officials, and C-SPAN viewers across the country.

The bus will be in Hawaii from Wednesday through Aug. 25.

On Wednesday, the bus will make a stop at the state Capitol building, where a Hawaiian blessing will be held.

During its 10 days in Hawaii, the bus will visit public schools around Oahu and Maui as well as historical monuments like Iolani Palace.

"We are excited to have this extended opportunity to introduce more Hawaiians to C-SPAN programming, particularly young Hawaiians, and to create content that will introduce our viewers around the rest of the country to some of Hawaii's rich political, historical and literary culture," said C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain.

The C-SPAN bus is celebrating its 25th anniversary and started its 50 Capital Tour last year in order to "engage students, community members and elected officials in every state — through on-board interactive tablets and stations and by talking with residents about issues important to them."

Footage from the bus's visit to Hawaii will air on channel 45 (C-SPAN2) on Oct. 6 and 7.

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