The television network C-SPAN is visiting Arkansas. The non-commercial network, best known for its uninterrupted gavel-to-gavel feeds of the U.S. House and Senate, is touting its educational resources and recording videos from visitors for its “Voices from the States” segment.
Its high-tech C-SPAN Bus is traveling the country on a 14 month “50 Capitals Tour” and Tuesday morning was parked in front of the Arkansas State Capitol. Gov. Asa Hutchinson boarded the bus for a live interview on the network’s Washington Journal call-in program.
Asked how the state was doing, Hutchinson touted that “Arkansas is one of three states last year that had the lowest unemployment rate, but also moved up wage rates by three percent. And so the state of Arkansas is well. Yesterday we gave the State of the State address, I did to the General Assembly as we kick of the new budget session, and I want to welcome the bus and C-SPAN to Little Rock, Arkansas, and glad you’re here.”
After stops in Little Rock and North Little Rock on Monday and Tuesday, the bus was heading to northwest Arkansas for a series of stops there, said Marketing Representative Jenae Green. You can hear the full interview above.
KUAR's Michael Hibblen was a college intern at C-SPAN for five months in 1993.