AIR DATE: Saturday, March 3, 2012
The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution (54 min.)
Author Brion McClanahan on the US Constitution and his thoughts about the Founders original intentions, including current interpretaions.
KEYWORDS: Constitution, Founders, Law, Interpretation

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C-SPAN's 2015 StudentCam Competition

C-SPAN is excited to announce the launch of this year’s StudentCam competition. Now in its eleventh year, this national contest invites all middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) to create a 5-7 minute documentary, based on the theme:
 

“The Three Branches & You"
Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community.”
 

Competition requirements include:
 

  • Students may compete individually, or in teams of either 2 or 3 members.
  • Documentaries must contain a small amount of supporting C-SPAN footage.
  • Entries must show varying sides of the issue.
  • Students must submit their entry form and video by January 20, 2015.

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