The C-SPAN bus tour is underway in the state of Iowa. One part of the trip included a stop at Davenport and Moline on Wednesday.
A part of the public affairs cable TV channel’s “50 Capitals Tour,” the trip comprised of students from Moline High School who went sightseeing around the bus on Wednesday morning while it was parked at Wharton Field House.
The state-of-the-art vehicle also went to the Davenport Public Library located at 321 N. Main Street.
Mediacom partnered with the Davenport Public Library to make the visit happen. Participants learned more about C-SPAN while it was in the area for two hours.
Ndidi Obasi, a marketing representative for the TV network, served as one of the tour guides. She said that the C-SPAN bus tour also included a stop at Pella and the state capital, Des Moines, earlier this week.
Obasi described that the guests were astounded to know that the government does not financially support C-SPAN. She informed them that satellite and cable service providers fund the C-SPAN Bus tours and the TV network’s overall operations.
The 45-foot-long tour vehicle included current events and historical resources. Visitors learned through the bus’s classroom and smart TV section and its collection of education and political references.
In addition, the guests were also able to view footages of live and taped interviews from the high-definition TV production studio. They were even educated about the behind-the-scenes tours of landmarks all over the country and coverages of important events via the 360-degree video station.
Obasi shared that the visitors were amazed to learn that C-SPAN provided massive amounts of informative resources.
The C-SPAN bus visitors also learned about US election proceedings, the Congress, American history, the Supreme Court, and public affairs as they took part on an interactive trip of archived and digital media resources.
As a component of the bus tour’s “Voices from the States,” staff from the TV channel collected their guests’ video responses.
They were able to collate what their visitors think about the upcoming midterm election which is scheduled for November.
Bob Steele, a specifications author working for the federal government, was among the visitors. A politics and history aficionado, he said that the C-SPAN trip is “a great idea for schools.”