Sunday, November 07, 2010

Newseum

While vacationing in Alexandria, Virginia recently, we rode the Metro from the King Street Station into DC and visited the Newseum.  This news museum opened in 2008 at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue. The museum is about the role of news throughout the world in the last 75 years. See a link here.

Here are a few pictures of the many interesting displays we saw that day.

The actual cabin occupied by Theodore J. Kaczynski, the Unabomber, while he lived in this lonely shack in Lincoln, Montana.

Par of Ted Kaczynski's manifesto

Enlarged front pages of newspapers from around the world are displayed daily along the front of the museum for sidewalk traffic to view beginning early each day.
There is a large panel showing pictures of journalists killed in the line of duty.  A ceremony is held here annually when additional names and photos are added.
An actual guard tower from the Berlin Wall is on display.


A broadcast studio is located on the third floor with the White House in view through the window.  Christiane Amanpour broadcasts the show "This Week" each Sunday morning from this studio.





Here is a section of the Berlin Wall

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