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2010-10-08 14:40:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- China's economy is growing at the fastest rate of any major power, yet some specialists think the Asian giant could stumble. Should we cheer if it does? In the Autumn 2010 issue of The Wilson Quarterly, on sale October 10, Harvard's Ross Terrill argues that not all failures are alike, and some may be desirable. We should hope that China finds a future that "balances economic growth with political freedom." David M. Lampton, director of China...

2010-10-06 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S.-China partnerships to develop more advanced and sustainable electricity generation and distribution will speed technology development, promote economic growth, and drive local job creation in both countries. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers, and China-based ENN USA President Sun...

2010-09-21 12:43:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some of the most significant works in Native American art and history will return to the public view in New York City at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the George Gustav Heye Center, beginning Oct. 23. A comprehensive exhibit that encompasses Native cultures, traditions and art, "Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian" comprises some 700 works that span...

2010-09-21 07:30:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corp. and its network of local marketers and retailers are proud to continue their support of Smithsonian Magazine's 6th Annual Museum Day. On Sep. 25, 2010, more than 1,000 participating museums and cultural institutions across the country will open their doors free of charge. As a supporting sponsor of this program, CITGO encourages people to visit a local museum or historical site to help keep history and culture alive. "CITGO and our...

2010-09-20 10:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will host its fifth annual National Design Week from Oct. 9 through Oct. 17. The museum will offer free museum admission, sponsored by Target, along with a series of public programs and a range of online resources for students, teachers, design professionals and the general public to celebrate the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. National Design Week is held in conjunction with...

2010-09-17 14:26:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC highlights its young but rich collection of contemporary Native American art. "Vantage Point" features significant works by 25 established and emerging artists from across the United States and Canada and from Colombia, in media ranging from paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture to video projection and mixed-media installation. These...

2010-09-15 09:15:00

New Theater Will Feature Digital 3-D Technology WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Entertainment has made a $5 million donation to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to establish a new theater to present the history of American film. The gift will enable the museum to transform its 46-year-old auditorium into a modern theater with 3-D capability. The auditorium will be renamed the Warner Bros. Theater when it opens next year. The existing...

2010-09-10 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising and entertainment industries, today announced that Smithsonian Channel(TM), a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, will employ Rentrak's TV Essentials service to analyze the viewing habits of its audience helping the Smithsonian Channel to attract advertisers to its network. Smithsonian Channel brings...

2010-08-16 11:33:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Football is far and away America's sport. On the opening weekend of the NFL's regular season, Smithsonian Channel strips away the glitz and glamour of a sport that at its core is about competition with a story that can be heard in cities and towns across the country. It's a tale of champion versus challenger, the haves against the have-nots. On Saturday, September 11 at 9PM ET/PT, Smithsonian Channel presents the world television premiere of THE RIVALS,...

2010-08-12 09:46:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Smithsonian Channel is now on the go with the launch of its first app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Viewers can stay connected whenever and wherever with an app that features select full length episodes and hundreds of video clips of Smithsonian Channel's award-winning programming. The app also includes artiFacts, a feature that offers little known nuggets about history, science and music, along with program information and the Channel's programming...