The Washington Post and other newspapers have coverage of the ceremony where George Lucas and ILM President Chrissie England received one of the 2004 National Medals of Science and Technology representing the innovation in VFX technology ILM has done in the past 30 years.
Afterwards George Lucas attended Innovation Town Hall Meeting hosted by the House Democrats. You can read more and watch the webcasts here:
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Video Highlights from Innovation Town Hall Meeting
Web Cast - George Lucas and House Democrats