First Person Reports -- Scholastic News Kid Reporters blog about their experiences on the election 2008 campaign trail
Subscribe To Classroom Magazines
Scholastic News Grades 3/6 Scholastic News
Grades 1-6

There is a kid-focused, curriculum-connected news weekly for your grade.

Subscribe

Junior Scholastic Junior Scholastic
Grades 6-8

Integrate national and world events into your social studies curriculum with timely, kid-friendly news articles.

Subscribe

Election Skills Books Election Skills Books
Connect Election 2008 lessons to your curriculum with the new Scholastic Election Skills Books! Each grade-appropriate skills book is filled with activities that will help learning about our nation fun. Order today before supplies run out!

Magazine Finder
Find the magazine to suit your teaching needs.
View
 

« Obama has picked, but won't say who | Main | Our Tour of the Media Set-up »

August 25, 2008

We're Finally Here!

El08_blog_domannsrather_082508 By Rylee and Brock Domann

Hello scholastic readers this is Rylee and Brock here in Denver Colorado for the Democratic National Convention (DNC). We had some major struggles getting to the NBC compound. First, we had to find Suzanne Freeman, who was wandering the crazy streets of downtown Denver in the 91 degree weather.

Eventually  we  found her. Our next obstacle was finding a parking space. After 10-15 minutes of searching we found a spot! It took us about 20 minutes to find the entrance to the Pepsi Center area where security was screening for credentials. We didn't have any yet.

A runner for NBC had to bring us the credentials. It was at least 1/2 mile walk for him! 

Finally we were inside the security fence, but we weren't done yet! We still had to walk all the way to the NBC compound, which is a white tent in the parking lot of the Pepsi Center. Right next to where we parked, except we couldn't come in that way!

When we arrived  a sense of relief fell over us. Now we are blogging to you and breathing in this wonderful place and amazing experience (and drinking a lot of cool sodas since it was so hot!)

Oh, yeah. We ran into the legendary Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS, who was kind enough to stop for a picture. We also had our pictures taken with an elephant and a donkey on Segways. Funny!!!!

PHOTO: Dan Rather with Kid Reporters Rylee (left) and Brock Domann at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorardo, on Monday, August 25, 2008. Photo by Suzanne Freeman

Comments

The comments to this entry are closed.