Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) are the stars of "Freshman Year," a weekly series chronicling their first year in office. Most of the content is produced by the members themselves: Each carries a high-definition Flip video camera and writes essays for the show.
As to why they chose Polis and Chaffetz, CNN.com spokeswoman Jennifer Martin told The Hill, "The team was just looking for compelling biographies and contrasting backgrounds. As it turned out
The episodes are five to 10 minutes long, and some of the footage may air on television. The first installment, which aired Jan. 30, featured Polis complaining about getting lost in the underground tunnels connecting all of the buildings, and having to wear a shirt and tie to committee hearings instead of his preferred turtleneck.