C-SPAN school bus visits Craig for first time
September 24, 2001
By RYAN SHERIDAN
Daily Press writer
The C-SPAN School Bus came to Craig Friday making stops at Craig Middle School and the Centennial Mall.
The bus is a 45-foot mobile television production studio and media demonstration center.
The traveling production crew covers public affairs and events in communities and produces special programs featuring sites of political, historical or social significance. The Bus Vignettes air regularly on C-SPAN and include short features on museums, historical sites, bookstores, libraries and national parks across the United States.
The tour stop was sponsored by AT&T Broadband in Craig, and has been a program the office has tried to bring to Craig before. This is the first time a stop could be worked out, according to Barta Kawcak, marketing coordinator for AT&T Broadband.
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The bus gave tours and hosted discussions on C-SPAN’s coverage and programs, and on history, science and media science.
“The program went great everybody had a good time. The crew on the bus really enjoyed themselves, and were surprised how friendly everybody was,” Kawcak said.
The visit to the middle school featured tours for the students and question and answer sessions on C-SPAN and current events.
“There was a lot of discussion on the President’s speech that night before, and some questions and answers on that. It was a nice event,” said Steve Wiersma, principal of Craig Middle School. “It’s always nice to have those opportunities for our students.”
Wiersma said he hoped that if the C-SPAN School Bus came again a better schedule could be worked out so more students would be able to experience the tours and discussions.