a copy of the documentary
crews sauntered the streets of the U.S. capital and traveled
cross-country to capture compelling interviews from congressional
leaders, historians and Senator Byrd himself to pen the story of the
orphan who became orator. MotionMasters partnered with the West Virginia
Humanities Council to produce and distribute a three-part educational
package entitled “The Soul of the Senate: A Documentary of U.S.
Senator Robert C. Byrd. ” Along with a 60-minute documentary, the
package includes this website and a teacher’s manual. Complimentary
copies have been provided to all secondary schools and libraries in the
State of West Virginia.
can explore Byrd’s passionate devotion to the Constitution and his
reverence for the Senate. They will examine the separation of powers
through Byrd’s historic opposition to the line item veto as well as
his willingness to stand on his convictions even in the face of
political and public disfavor.
businesses, government and individual sponsors have proudly supported
this educational project. Principal donors include: American Electric
Power, The Dominion Foundation, Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Verizon. The
project attracted the attention of nationally acclaimed actor, James
Brolin, who narrates the documentary.
documentary premiered May 28th, 2005 at the Clay Center and
was also broadcast on West Virginia Public Television. The piece is up
for national review by PBS.
to all of the sponsors: