C-SPAN, Comcast Lead the Way


C-SPAN is teaming up with Comcast Corp. on a "Students & Leaders"
initiative, which begins April 28 and runs through May 23.

All told, the companies said, this educational experience, spanning 20 days,
will involve 40 leaders from the Bush administration, Congress and various
federal agencies, as well as students from 40 Washington, D.C.-area schools.

These events may be conducted in a variety of formats, including a brief
lecture with student questions, a "student town hall," a discussion with student
interviewers and questions from the audience and a discussion moderated by a
C-SPAN host.

The C-SPAN School Bus will be present at each event, available for tours and
teacher training.

In addition, C-SPAN will cover all 40 events, which will air that same day on
its network and will be archived at its C-SPAN.org Web site (www.c-span.org). The site will also offer
educators lesson plans, archived video and information about the Students &
Leaders project.