C-SPAN Caucuses In Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa— C-SPAN’s converted school bus kicked off its “Road to the White House” tour last week here with a visit to the site of next January’s Iowa caucuses, where the Campaign 2008 Bus’s visitors included Mediacom Communications chairman and CEO Rocco Commisso (left) and state Sen. Brad Zaun.

As Commisso was in town to meet with state legislators, seeking help with Mediacom’s retransmission-consent dispute with Sinclair Broadcasting Group, spending time with C-SPAN seemed to be a welcome distraction. “I think we were the good news,” network marketing manager Steve Roth said. C-SPAN did a live remote from the bus at the capital and a live radio show from Iowa State University, he said.

Later stops last week were in Springfield, Ill., St. Louis and Nashville.