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ERIC Number: ED299175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Gavel to Gavel: A Guide to the Televised Proceedings of Congress. [Revised Edition].
Daily sessions of the U.S. Congress are currently televised by satellite to viewers across the United States. This booklet provides information on the role of communication systems in educating about democratic processes and informing viewers about legislative procedures. Two chapters, entitled "The Electronic Eye: The Merger of Technology and Democracy" and "The Big Picture: The How and Why of Cameras in the Chambers," discuss the purposes and evolution of congressional television coverage. Specific information about the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and congressional procedures is included in the chapters: "Behind the Scenes: A Brief Tour through the Halls of Congress"; "The Schedule on the Screen: A Guide To Order in Congress"; "The Legislative Labyrinth: How a Bill Becomes Law"; "Conference Committees: The Third House of Congress"; and "The Ayes Have It: How Members of Congress Vote." Resource lists, a glossary of congressional terms, and photographs and other graphics are included. (JHP)
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Legislators, Television, Television Viewing
Benton Foundation, 1776 K Street, N.W., Suite 605, Washington, DC, 20006 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: C-SPAN, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Benton Foundation, Washington, DC.