September 16th, 2007
07:49 PM ET

It's Constitution Day!

...And there's no way we'd let you down.  Now we're a little short on video of the Founding Fathers, but we could've asked our graphics artist to draw up some pictures of men in wigs debating how to run a country.  That might've made a fine history lesson.  But our goal was to show how the Constitution isn't just something historical that you can see at the National Archives; it's something that's alive and working for us just as much as the day it was signed (and I don't care if that sounds cheesy – it's true!).

So we looked at some recent actions of the president, the Congress, and the Supreme Court to show how the Constitution applies to daily life in 2007.  And we hope today's story will help you recognize that the world's oldest governing document that's still in use is also still keeping the country on track.

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  1. Eric Langhorst

    Carl – I thought the Constitution segment was good, a practical look at each branch. My students enjoyed it. I do a short little video each year for Constitution Day and my 2 minute video was similar to your approach. It can be viewed at: http://www.speakingofhistory.com/constitutionday2007.wmv

    By the way, I like the change of pace with the casual stand up anchor from time to time.

    September 17, 2007 at 11:04 pm |
  2. Gerald Smith, CNNSN Producer

    Nice constitution video, Eric. We're glad you noticed the shift in format. We're trying to keep it fresh.

    September 19, 2007 at 5:45 pm |