I don't know if you've heard about the Discovery Channel special which asks the question "who is the greatest American ever?", but apparently part of the process with the show is a national tour as a way of getting people involved in the decision making. They've got a blog for the journey, and their road show will be right here in Houston this weekend. Here's an excerpt from an email I received on the subject:
A Road Tour was kicked off last month in Boston and is stopping in Houston this weekend (May 14th-15th). The road tour will conclude in June and be followed by a TV series with Matt Lauer of the Today Show that counts down the top 100 nominations to #1 (the Greatest American).
The above mentioned Road Tour I mentioned features a Greatest American tour bus that that will be making stops in cities and towns across the country as part of a grassroots campaign to let people know about the nominees for Greatest American. Greatest American tour bus will be in Houston at the Art Car Parade on Saturday between 10 and 3 and the Galleria on Sunday between 11 and 7.
In addition, at each stop, Americans will be encouraged to watch the count down shows in June and express their support for who they think is the Greatest American through old-fashioned Get-Out-the-Vote campaign events featuring Greatest American buttons, stickers and other giveaways.