427. Watch a session of Congress from the visitor’s gallery
Updated August 23, 2009
When CSPAN was new, I turned it on one day out of curiosity, intending to use it as background noise while I studied for a biology exam.
Somehow, though I suppose it should have been deathly boring, I was drawn in, fascinated by this process by which we make laws in this country. I loved when there were great debates, passionate arguments from both sides, and finally a vote – the suspense of it all. I was addicted. I watched for hours and hours – that day and for many, many days afterward.
If it’s that entertaining on television where they play music over the quorum calls so you cannot hear the votes, I can only imagine how enthralling it must be to see it in person.