photo of Vermont StatehouseThe People's Guide to the Vermont Legislature is a half-hour program designed to encourage Vermonters to participate in their government by making the legislative process easier to understand. Viewers learn why the Legislature is so important, how it is structured, why committees are important, how bills can become law and how to get involved. This show has appeared on WCAX -TV, WCFE-TV, Vermont Public Television and many public access channels. The People's Guide won a Boston/New England Regional Emmy Award in 2002 for Outstanding/Educational Instructional Program. It is also being used in high schools throughout Vermont.

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Watch the People's Guide to the Vermont Legislature on Vimeo

Sadly, the producer, Catherine Hughes, passed away July 29, 2022
See: 2022_08_01 WCAX Story on Catherine Hughes' passing and 2002_11_23 Rutland Herald story, Catherine Hughes, In Person
In Memoriam: Catherine Hughes, 1956-2022

This project was made possible in part with the generous support of the farmers who own Cabot Creamery and Vermont's Department of Education.

Page last modified 9/24/2023