The filming that took place in Cedar Rapids recently by CSPAN will be televised this weekend.

It's part of their Cities Tour Series and, like of all their programming, will air commercial-free.

11 a.m. Saturday is "Book TV" on CSPAN 2, featuring the following Cedar Rapids-themed items:

  • Czech and Slovak Collection at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library with library Director Dave Muhlena.
  • Author LaTanya McQueen discusses her book “And it Begins Like This.”

  • Origins of the Quran with Imam Taha Tawil at the Mother Mosque of America.

  •  Tour Cedar Rapids with author and historian Mark Stoffer Hunter.

  • Iowa caucuses and politics from The Gazette’s political writer James Lynch.

On Sunday at 1 p.m., see the following lineup on CSPAN3:

  • Grant Wood Studio, where the famous artist painted his most celebrated work, American Gothic, with Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s Katherine Kunau.

  • Discover the history of the Mother Mosque of America and the origins of the Quran from Imam Taha Tawil.

  •  Iowa caucuses and politics from The Gazette’s political writer James Lynch.

  • “Faces of Freedom: The Czech and Slovak Journey” exhibit at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library with curator Stefanie Kohn.

  • African American Museum of Iowa with curator Felicite Wolfe as she highlights the “Driven by Hope” exhibit
  •  Tour Cedar Rapids with author and historian Mark Stoffer Hunter.
  • U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, Democratic representative of Iowa’s 1st Congressional District.

Check CSPAN's special "Cities Tour" website devoted to Cedar Rapids for more information.

CSPAN2 is available on Mediacom Channel 87 and Imon Channel 14. CSPAN3 is available on Medicacom Channel 88 or online.

[Via Gazette, CSPAN]