C-SPAN bus stops in Binghamton (with photos)

By Casey Killian
By Haley Burton

September 12, 2013 Updated Sep 13, 2013 at 12:57 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) C-SPAN's interactive bus makes a stop on a nationwide tour to promote its feature series on First Ladies.

On Thursday morning, it was parked at the Broome County Library.

"We have a 45-foot interactive bus that visitors can come on and learn about C-SPAN and our different resources," said Chris DeManche, marketing representative for C-SPAN, "There's different interactive features such as touch screen kiosks. We've got different TV's showcasing some of our broadcasts especially the First Ladies series."

The public was invited on the bus to take interactive quizzes about C-SPAN and the U.S. government while exploring C-SPAN's video library.

The C-SPAN bus has been on the road doing tours for 20 years.

The bus stopped in Binghamton on the way from Rochester before heading to New York City.

The tour is also used to promote C-SPAN's new student documentary contest, StudentCam.

C-SPAN workers are asking students to make a documentary with the theme of "What's the most important issue Congress should consider in 2014?"

A total of $100,000 in prize money will be awarded to student winners.