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How a Bill Becomes a Federal Law wins Videographer Award

How a Bill Becomes a Federal Law, produced by the Documentary Group of New York City for the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, has won a Videographer Award of Excellence.

The video, produced for use in schools as part of Annenberg Classroom, describes the processes by which an idea is transformed into legislation and eventually the law of the land. The video features U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R., Texas), U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), high school  students from Texas and California,  as well as footage from Congressional committee hearings and archival materials.

The Videographer Awards  are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an international organization.  How a Bill Becomes Federal Law was selected for the Award of Excellence from a total of 2,100 entries in 2008.

The video will be available online at Annenberg Classroom ( in time for Constitution Day, observed this year on or about September 17.