To be allowed to film the deliberations of our deliberative body, C-SPAN had to get permission via a Senate vote, back in 1986. To get the go-ahead to film a 90-minute feature on the Senate debuting this spring, the Senate had to pass a resolution–Senate Resolution 642, specifically–allowing C-SPAN to wander the halls of the Senate for its production. In addition to wandering the Senate Wing of the Capitol, C-SPAN will also get to film the Senate Chamber and office buildings for the production.
Called, straightforwardly, The United States Senate, it will look at how the Senate operate and relates to the public today with some background history throw in. The film with be accompanied by its own website that will offer educational resources and extra videos.