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2014-08-20 23:00:37

Former FBI Agents to recount final pursuit and capture of the Unabomber at the Newseum and Law Enforcement Museum. - History Publishing Company LLC (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Three former FBI Special Agents Jim Freeman, Terry Turchie and Donald Max Noel will be crossing the country Coast to Coast to participate in an event that will recapture the final two year pursuit and capture of the man the press called the Unabomber, the better part of two decades ago. The three former agents will...

2014-08-12 12:25:32

Opening Sept. 26, "The Boomer List" Features Images by Award-Winning Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sept. 26, 2014, the Newseum will open its newest exhibit, "The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders," featuring 19 large-format portraits of influential baby boomers -- one born each year of the baby boom, from 1946 to 1964. Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ("The Black...

2014-06-17 12:25:14

Award Presentation June 23 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gwen Ifill will receive the 2013 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism on June 23 at the Newseum's Knight Conference Center. The longtime print and television journalist is co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour and moderator of "Washington Week." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140617/118901 The award will be presented at 11:30 a.m., during the 2014 Al Neuharth...

2014-05-27 16:23:20

Memorial Recognizes Journalists Killed While Reporting the News WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, June 9, at 10 a.m., the Newseum will rededicate its Journalists Memorial, which recognizes men and women who died or were killed in the pursuit of news. The names of 10 journalists whose work is representative of journalists who died covering the news in 2013 will be added to the memorial. The names of all journalists killed in 2013, compiled by the Committee...

2014-04-30 12:28:08

One in Four Americans Turns to Ethnic Media for News WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 16, the Newseum will open "One Nation With News for All," a new exhibit that tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience. "News for All" was created in partnership with the Smithsonian's Our American Journey project. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82472...

2014-04-22 12:25:49

Winners of the International Photojournalism Competition Go on Display in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, April 25, 2014, the Newseum will open "Pictures of the Year," an exhibit that showcases dramatic, award-winning images of the people, events and issues that shaped the world in 2013. The photos are a selection of the best news images from Pictures of the Year International (POYi), one of the oldest and most prestigious...

2014-03-31 08:26:50

Organization Supports Filmmaker and Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders in Effort to Spotlight Most Influential Baby Boomers through American Masters PBS Documentary, Companion Book and Exhibit at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum; Heralds 2014 as "The Year of the Boomer" WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last of the baby boom generation will turn age 50 by the year's end. To mark this momentous occasion,...

2014-03-13 12:35:30

Newseum Expands Online Offering With New Lessons on Women's Rights WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Newseum launched the latest component of its free Digital Classroom website, "Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less." The new learning module builds on the site's rich civil rights resources to include one of the largest online collections of primary sources and historic periodicals about the women's suffrage movement. The new module, made possible by the...

2014-02-06 12:26:12

Opening in May 2014, "News for All" Explores How Ethnic Media Shaped America WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 16, 2014, the Newseum, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, will open "One Nation With News for All," a new exhibit that tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/DC60416) Ethnic...

2014-02-04 12:24:23

AFP's Photo Coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics Will Be Displayed on the Newseum's 40-Foot-Wide High-Definition Media Screen From Feb. 6 to 28 WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Newseum and AFP are partnering once again to provide Newseum visitors with the very best of AFP's photo coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Each day, an AFP photo editor will select images representing the best of the global news agency's daily production of more...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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