C-Span visits FAMU for Nationwide HBCU Tour

C-SPAN visited Florida A&M University, President Elmira Mangum was interviewed and students were able to ask representatives of the channel questions about their political coverage and internship program.

C-SPAN is touring the campuses of the nation’s top HBCU’s for the networks 2015 HBCU Bus Tour series.

Sarah Zou, a marketing representative for C-SPAN spoke about why C-SPAN was visiting FAMU and what the channel has to offer students. 

“We really just want to introduce students to C-SPAN and why we do it,” Zou said. “We cover just the federal government, so it’s a little bit different than other news sources, we don’t do breaking news.”

Zou explained, C-SPAN is a great resource for students since the channel offers over 200,000 hours of footage on their website which is free for students to access and use. President Mangum was interviewed on the C-SPAN bus this morning. Her interview was broadcasted live for viewers nationwide on the C-SPAN channel. Mangum discussed the research funding secured by FAMU, the importance of establishing connections as well as FAMU’s top programs.

“Florida A&M provides a great liberal arts and scientific education,” said President Mangum. “For the global society, the world at large is looking for more scientists, more engineers, for people to solve problems on all spectrums of our society.”

President Mangum said FAMU has merged science with social sciences, and arts humanities to effectively create global solutions within the programs. “[FAMU offers] more of a global and interdisciplinary approach to education that we provide to our students,” said Mangum.

Allahandro Bradford, a senior political science student at FAMU visited the C-SPAN van because he is a frequent viewer of the channel.

“I came to see C-SPAN to learn more about the channel,” he said. “I recognize the value of the channel when it comes to keeping the public informed.”