C-SPAN network’s Campaign 2016 mobile newsroom will visit UCF on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to broadcast an interview with psychology professor Deborah Beidel about her studies of anxiety, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, and provide an opportunity for students and others to board the bus and learn about the public-affairs network’s political coverage and other programs.
The visit by the 45-foot customized mobile studio is part of C-SPAN’s current Sunshine State Tour of Florida Universities and will be parked in lot B9 across Gemini Boulevard from the Recreation Wellness Center.
Beidel, also director of the university’s doctoral program in clinical research and director of UCF RESTORES clinical research center, will participate in the network’s morning call-in program, Washington Journal, from 9:15 to 10 a.m. During the segment, she will discuss her studies and field questions from viewers around the country. UCF RESTORES is part of the Department of Psychology and stands for RESearch and Treatment On Response to Extreme Stressors.
From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., visitors can board the bus to learn about the network’s programs and resources, such as its coverage of Congress, the White House, federal courts and the American political process.
Through interactive exhibits and a customized 2016 campaign app, visitors can learn about the network’s campaign coverage; check out its new history series, Landmark Cases: Historic Supreme Court Decisions; take touch-screen quizzes on the branches of government; and find out about C-SPAN’s free educational resources, including C-SPAN.org, a searchable video site that has every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, a collection of more than 214,000 hours of public-affairs programming.
C-SPAN was created by the cable TV industry and is carried in nearly 100 million TV households.
In Orlando, C-SPAN is provided by Bright House Networks on Channel 97 as a commercial-free public service. (C-SPAN2 is on Channel 196; and C-SPAN3 is on Channel 197.)