|2004_DC_BABA_040226||44||British-American Business Assn (BABA) Evening Networking Reception at Reagan Building|
|2004_DC_BABA_040331||122||British-American Business Assn (BABA) Travel Night|
This event was held at the British Embassy.
|2004_DC_CHHP_040413||11||Capitol Hill History Project -- Tom Kelly (Sights and Sounds from the 1930s)|
Capitol Hill native and longtime journalist Tom Kelly, who is currently writing his memoirs, described sights, sounds and characters from his childhood here in the Jazz Age and the Great Depression. Tom Kelly's first newspaper job was as a copy boy at the Washington Post in 1939. After serving in the...
|2004_DC_CHRS_040616||31||Capitol Hill Restoration Society -- Architect of the Capitol|
Alan Hantman, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), and Beverly Wood presented their plans for a study to replace the 25-year-old master plan for the Capitol. The Capitol Hill Restoration Society, a citizen's group, heard the plans for the study and then asked a number of questions about how the study...
|2004_DC_CWPT_Endangered_040224||29||CWPT's "America's Most Endangered Battlefields" presentation (2004)|
Speakers included Jay Winik (author of "April 1865: The Month that Saved America"), Benjamin Franklin Cooling, and James Lighthizer (president of the Civil War Preservation Trust). Among the people in the audience was Ed Bearss, the noted Civil War historian and tour leader. The top 10 "America's Most...
|2004_DC_AACW||12||DC -- African-American Civil War Memorial|
|2004_DC_Red_Cross||1||DC -- American Red Cross Natl Headquarters|
|2004_DC_SIAM||4||DC -- Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture|
|2004_DC_Mellon_Aud||1||DC -- Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium|
|2004_DC_SISG||28||DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery|
|2004_DC_SIAAI||61||DC -- Arts and Industries Bldg|
This museum building was closed to the public for renovations. I got permission from the James Smithson Society to come in and take pictures of the interior. It was a thrill to go to the upper floors and take pictures of this beautiful building.
|2004_DC_Cherry||141||DC -- Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin (2004)|
I visited the blossoms twice this year.
|2004_DC_Cleveland_Pk||1||DC -- Cleveland Park area|
|2004_DC_Corcoran||4||DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art|
|2004_DC_GeorgetownC||5||DC -- C&O Canal Natl Historic Park -- Georgetown|
|2004_DC_Shakespeare_040517||3||DC -- Debate on Shakespeare's Henry Plays: Resolved: That The Invasion of France Was Justified @ Langsburgh|
The Shakespeare Theatre held a debate called "Resolved: That the Invasion of France was Justified." I only saw part of it, thinking it would be pretty dry, while I was waiting for a booksigning at Olsson's. As it turns out, it had a number of guests: Kenneth Adelman (director of US Arms Control and...
|2004_DC_Labor||13||DC -- Dept of Labor -- Views from rooftop cafe|
|2004_DC_Edge_040918||18||DC -- Digital Edge Expo (2004)|
This was a free expo at the Washington DC Convention Center sponsored by NBC4. It was an odd mix of consumer electronics, Independence Air, cars, etc. We had fun and Margot ran into an old co-worker and her fiance.
|2004_DC_WWI||3||DC -- District of Columbia World War I Memorial|
|2004_DC_Dupont||13||DC -- Dupont Circle area|
|2004_DC_Ellipse||16||DC -- Ellipse (by White House) area|
|2004_DC_Emb_Canada||4||DC -- Embassy of Canada|
|2004_DC_Emirates_040415||67||DC -- Emirates Airlines event @ Departmental Auditorium|
This was a travel event by Emirates Airlines which was inaugurating non-stop flights from New York City to Dubai, UAE, effective June 1. Hugh Downs was supposed to be the guest speaker but he had had a horse-riding accident so he was replaced by NBC News anchor Forrest Sawyer.
|2004_DC_SIHG||21||DC -- Enid A. Haupt Garden|
|2004_DC_FTC||18||DC -- Federal Trade Commission building|
|2004_DC_Folger||11||DC -- Folger Shakespeare Library|
|2004_DC_FONZ_AM_041014||21||DC -- FONZ 2004 Annual Meeting|
The 46th annual meeting of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) featured an introduction by Tom LaRock, the Executive Director, followed by some talks by Chris Cupuano (Chair, Nominating Committee) and Mark Handwerger (President). Then, the annual Miriam V. Carmack Volunteer of the Year Award went to...
|2004_DC_FONZ_Ceremony_040428||41||DC -- FONZ 2004 Ceremony -- Breaking new ground for Asia Trail|
This was the groundbreaking event for the new Asia Trail (phase I) at the Zoo. Donors, including Fujifilm (who make my camera) and FONZ, had contributed money which will provide a new area for the pandas. Speakers included Tom LaRock (the executive director of Friends of the National Zoo [FONZ] who...
|2004_DC_FONZ_Tour_041005||16||DC -- FONZ 2004 Tour -- Special tour with Tom LaRock|
|2004_DC_Zoofari_040520||15||DC -- FONZ 2004 Zoofari event|
People seen here include Clinton Fields, Tom LaRock and his wife, and Lucy Spelman.
|2004_DC_Fords_Museum||5||DC -- Ford's Theatre Museum|
|2004_DC_Fords||4||DC -- Ford's Theatre Natl Historic Site|
|2004_DC_Ft_Stevens||4||DC -- Fort Stevens Park|
|2004_DC_Ft_StevensNC||5||DC -- Fort Stevens Park National Cemetery|
|2004_DC_Edge_040324||10||DC -- FOSE -- Digital Edge: eGovernment Making a Difference In Our Lives|
Panelists included: Eleanor Clift (Newsweek contributing editor, serving as moderator), Brad Stone (Newsweek Silicon Valley correspondent), Donald Murphy (National Park Service Deputy Director), Casey Coleman (GSA person heading the FirstGov portal site), David B McMillen (from the Technology,...
|2004_DC_4Free_040323||18||DC -- FOSE -- Panel discussion about cartoons and press freedom|
This was a panel discussion about cartoons and how they fit into freedoms these days. The discussion was hosted by Sam Donaldson (everyone asked me about his wig afterward) and featured three cartoonists: (1) Mort Walker, creator and artist of Beetle Bailey; (2) Rich Tennant, cartoonist for the...
|2004_DC_FOSE||15||DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo)|
|2004_DC_FDR||15||DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial|
|2004_DC_Douglass||15||DC -- Frederick Douglass Natl Historic Site|
During this visit, they were in the process of trying to redo the rooms so everything was stripped and all of the artifacts had been removed. Totally different place!
|2004_DC_SIFG||98||DC -- Freer Gallery of Art|
|2004_DC_Gallery_Place||5||DC -- Gallery Place areas|
|2004_DC_GAR||7||DC -- GAR Memorial|
|2004_DC_Mason||11||DC -- George Mason Memorial|
|2004_DC_Meade||3||DC -- George Meade Memorial|
|2004_DC_Georgetown||16||DC -- Georgetown areas|
A couple of visits: ...
|2004_DC_GeorgetownU||3||DC -- Georgetown University|
|2004_DC_SIHIR||11||DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)|
|2004_DC_SIHIRO||21||DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)|
|2004_DC_Kennedy_Center||16||DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts|
|2004_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw||22||DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...|
|2004_DC_JPJ||6||DC -- John Paul Jones Memorial|
|2004_DC_Judiciary||1||DC -- Judiciary Square area|
|2004_DC_Aquatic||49||DC -- Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens|
Two visits to the place.
|2004_DC_Korean_War||13||DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial|
|2004_DC_Lafayette_Park||5||DC -- Lafayette Park (by White House) area|
|2004_DC_LOC||33||DC -- Library of Congress|
|2004_DC_Lincoln_Mem||26||DC -- Lincoln Memorial|
|2004_DC_Festival_0409||37||DC -- Mall -- First Americans Festival|
Various pictures of the First Americans Festival on the National Mall. The event went on for a week during the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian but I only visited it on two days: (040921) and (040924).
|2004_DC_March_040425||52||DC -- Mall -- March for Women's Lives|
Lots of folks including Gloria Steinem, Susan Sarandon, Eleanor Smeal, Anthony Romero (head of the ACLU), Kim Gandy (head of NOW), Julianne Moore, Gloria Feldt (Planned Parenthood), and Kate Michelman (NARAL).
|2004_DC_Procession_040921||57||DC -- Mall -- Native Nations Procession|
The grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian began with a procession. As the brochure described it: "Thousands of Native people and non-Native supporters [there was, for example, an Environmental Protection Agency group in the parade] from throughout the Western Hemisphere, many in...
|2004_DC_Koshland||6||DC -- Marian Koshland Science Museum|
|2004_DC_SIMLRG||40||DC -- Mary Livingston Ripley Garden|
|2004_DC_Metro_041116||34||DC -- Metro Town Hall Meeting|
The Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) hosted its first Town Hall meeting to talk to customers on a variety of issues dealing with Metrorail, Metrobus and Metroaccess such as service, funding and expansion. Bob Levey, Senior Vice President for Development at the...
|2004_DC_DC||2||DC -- Miscellaneous|
|2004_DC_Archives||35||DC -- Natl Archives |
Several visits here: ...
|2004_DC_Archives_Kanagawa||7||DC -- Natl Archives major exhibit -- Treaty of Kanagawa|
The Treaty of Kanagawa. Signed in 1854, the treaty between the United States and Japan opened the formerly closed society to western influence. The Japanese had been shocked by the site of the large battleships of Commodore Matthew C. Perry who arrived in Tokyo Harbor on July 8, 1853. Under force of...
|2004_DC_Book_041009||89||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2004|
|2004_DC_Building||33||DC -- Natl Building Museum|
|2004_DC_NGA_Bldg||7||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building|
|2004_DC_NGAP||28||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings|
To see pretty much all of the paintings from the permanent collection that are on display at the National Gallery of Art, click ...
|2004_DC_NGAS||76||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture|
To see a large number of the sculpture from the permanent collection that are on display at the National Gallery of Art, click ...
|2004_DC_NGASG||2||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden|
|2004_DC_NGA_Shaw||5||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Shaw Memorial|
|2004_DC_Jap_Amer||7||DC -- Natl Japanese-American Monument|
|2004_DC_Mall||21||DC -- Natl Mall area|
Many of these are taken at dusk or sunset. Also here is the Mall in preparation of the World War II event.
|2004_DC_SIAH||39||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center|
|2004_DC_SIAH_Price||88||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center -- Price of Freedom exhibit|
The Price of Freedom is a major new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History that tells the compelling stories of our nation's military. It provides an overview of the strong role that America's armed forced have played in our country's history and how that story is being...
|2004_DC_SIAH_Plans||29||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center (Price of Freedom plans)|
These are pictures from a presentation about the new exhibit that was given for the James Smithson Society. The description from the meeting announcement: The Price of Freedom is a major new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History that tells the compelling stories of our...
|2004_DC_SINH||51||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History|
|2004_DC_SINHHM||65||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Hall of Mammals|
|2004_DC_SINHNB||7||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Nature's Best International Photography Awards exhibit (2004)|
|2004_DC_SINHOS||9||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Orchid Show|
|2004_DC_AmerInd||123||DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian (2004)|
Several visits including on opening day, September 21, 2004
|2004_DC_AmerInd_040811||25||DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian (2004) -- Pre-opening slide show|
A slide show held August 11, 2004 describing what the museum would look like.
|2004_DC_AmerInd_040824||76||DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian (2004) -- Pre-opening tour|
A pre-opening tour held on August 24, 2004
|2004_DC_WWII||235||DC -- Natl World War II Memorial (2004)|
Quite a view of visits.
The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004. On May 29, there was a dedication ceremony (which is covered separately).
While I was there on October 18, I ran into William “Barry” Owenby and had a chat with him. He is the project executive for the American Battle...
|2004_DC_WWII_040529||18||DC -- Natl World War II Memorial (2004) -- Dedication ceremony|
|2004_DC_SINZ_Art||2||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Artwork|
|2004_DC_SINZ_BV||3||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Beaver Valley|
|2004_DC_SINZ_Cat||60||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Big Cats|
The National Zoo’s had three male Sumatran tiger cubs born on May 2, 2004. They went on public exhibit in August, 2004, weighing about 30 pounds.
They are the third generation of Sumatran tigers at the National Zoo. They join a multi-generational family at the National Zoo that includes their...
|2004_DC_SINZ_Const||11||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Construction Projects|
|2004_DC_SINZ_Tile||2||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Donor Tiles|
|2004_DC_SINZ_Elephant||16||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House|
|2004_DC_SINZ_Panda||17||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant and red pandas (2004)|
|2004_DC_SINZ_Main||28||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Parts not covered elsewhere|
|2004_DC_SINZ_Primate||9||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Primates|
|2004_DC_SINZ_Reptile||10||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Reptile House|
|2004_DC_SINZ_Mammal||15||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Small Mammal House|
|2004_DC_Newseum||3||DC -- Newseum|
The foundation of the future Newseum structure was being dug this year.
|2004_DC_Old_PostV||81||DC -- Old Post Office Pavilion -- Views from tower|
|2004_DC_Old_Post||11||DC -- Old Post Office Pavilion (including "Comic Strips / Passion's Trip")|
Included here are pictures from an exhibit "Comic Strips / Passion's Trip" that the Belgian embassy sponsored.
COMIC STRIPS/PASSION’S TRIP:
Every year, almost 40 million comic strip books, in around twenty languages, are printed...
|2004_DC_Pandamania||615||DC -- Pandamania shots|
Originally, the pandamania artworks were all over the city. Being obsessive, I managed to see them all in their individual locations. I ran into Eleanor Clift while I was out and about and got her photo with one of them.
In September, I visited the "rehab clinic" for the pieces that had been...
|2004_DC_Party_Animals||2||DC -- Party Animals|
|2004_DC_Penn||7||DC -- Pennsylvania Avenue area|
|2004_DC_Petersen_House||5||DC -- Petersen House (House Where Lincoln Died)|
|2004_DC_SIRG||94||DC -- Renwick Gallery|
Including Right at Home and the Grand Salon.
|2004_DC_RRB||18||DC -- Ronald Reagan Building|
Pictures here include: ...
|2004_DC_Scottish||1||DC -- Scottish Rite Temple|
|2004_DC_Shaw||3||DC -- Shaw neighborhood|
|2004_DC_Folklife||34||DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2004)|
The 38th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival featured three subjects:
(1) Haiti: Freedom & Creativity from the Mountains to the Sea,
(2) Nuestra Música: Music in Latino Culture, and
(3) Water Ways: Mid-Atlantic Maritime Communities.
Frankly, we found the water ways one to be much more...
|2004_DC_SI_Castle||6||DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)|
|2004_DC_Southeast||3||DC -- Southeast areas|
|2004_DC_Southwest||4||DC -- Southwest areas|
|2004_DC_Sunset||12||DC -- Sunsets -- Various shots from my office window|
|2004_DC_Supreme_Ct||4||DC -- Supreme Court Building|
|2004_DC_Blimp||1||DC -- Surveillance blimp goes over the city|
The Defense Department sent a surveillance balloon above the Washington DC area with spy equipment to photograph and such. I always thought I'd be able to get better pictures of this but never saw the blimp again in decent weather. This was what I could see from my office window on 040930, a hazy...
|2004_DC_Thomas_Circle||3||DC -- Thomas Circle areas|
|2004_DC_Jeff_Mem||19||DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial|
|2004_DC_U_Street||7||DC -- U Street Heritage area|
|2004_DC_Union_Station||5||DC -- Union Station|
|2004_DC_Botanic||28||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2004_DC_BotanicB||4||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Bartholdi Park|
|2004_DC_BotanicX||12||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Christmas|
A Landscape Architect Who Has Found His Station in Life
Star of New York Train Display Arrives in Washington
By Adrian Higgins
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 16, 2004; Page H01
Paul Busse flips a switch in the conservatory of the U.S. Botanic Garden and his creation comes to...
|2004_DC_BotanicG||1||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- The National Garden|
|2004_DC_Capitol||11||DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior images)|
|2004_DC_Arboretum||89||DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum|
|2004_DC_Naval_Memorial||14||DC -- U.S. Navy Memorial|
I caught the tail-end of a ceremony paying respects to the crew of the U.S.S. PCE(R)852 and their families. The speaker at the ceremony was Al Samuels who e-mailed me a description of the boat's service:
"The 852 was a rescue ship which served in the South Pacific during WWII rescuing guys from...
|2004_DC_Spirit_040918||29||DC -- Verizon Center -- Spirit of America 2004|
Spirit of America is an US Army-sponsored rah-rah event that both PR and a recruiting venture. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington (which some refer to as the Washington Military District or WMD) includes a large group of soldiers whose purpose is to entertain the public, troops, and foreign...
|2004_DC_Viet_Wall||5||DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial|
Two visits, one on (040901) and the other (041018)
|2004_DC_WCC||18||DC -- Washington Convention Center|
|2004_DC_WCCVw||3||DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Views from...|
|2004_DC_Hilton||2||DC -- Washington Hilton area|
|2004_DC_Wash_Mon||23||DC -- Washington Monument|
|2004_DC_NCath_Main||126||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral|
|2004_DC_NCath_Climb||14||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Climb the Tower event|
Twice a year, you get to climb up to the tower to look at the bells, see the view, and get up close and personal with stained glass and gargoyles. Trivia: Height 301 feet. Weight: 9000 tons. Number of steps: 333. Number of bells: 63. 53 Bell Carillon = 64 tons. 10 Bell English Peal = 7 tons.
|2004_DC_NCath_Open||17||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Open House|
|2004_DC_NCath_Glass||56||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Stained glass|
|2004_DC_NCath_Views||32||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Views from...|
|2004_DC_WHouse_Tree||7||DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2004)|
|2004_DC_Woodley||15||DC -- Woodley Park areas|
|2004_DC_Riding_Giants||10||DC -- "Riding Giants" (movie) interview with director and surfers|
Personally, I didn't think this movie, a documentary about surfing the big waves (some of them 50 feet and higher), would be very interesting but I thought it was blast! After the free screening, they had the director (Stacy Peralta), a co-writer (Sam George), and two of the ground-breaking surfing...
|2004_DC_Earth_Day_Main||26||Dept of State -- Earth Day (2004) with Colin Powell|
This was an enjoyable event. After some introductory speeches, Secretary Powell gave a nice speech about the importance of protecting the earth and talked about something that had happened while he was stationed in Germany. He said they were going to go on tank maneuvers the next day when someone came...
|2004_DC_Earth_Day_Birds||105||Dept of State -- Earth Day (2004) with Nanjemoy Creek birds|
For a second year, Mike Callahan, a naturalist from the Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center and Irene, a student volunteer, brought in five physically or emotional damaged birds. The first was an Eastern Screech Owl, Barred Owl, a Red-Tailed Hawk, a Barn Owl, and a Bald Eagle. Nanjemoy is...
|2004_GA_Telfair_Academy||2||GA -- Savannah -- Telfair Museum -- Telfair Academy|
|2004_DC_JSS_040108||64||James Smithson Society event -- American History (America on the Move)|
This event was co-sponsored with the Contributing Membership folks.
|2004_DC_JSS_041020||33||James Smithson Society event -- Natl Museum of the American Indian|
|2004_DC_JSS_040629||58||James Smithson Society event -- Renwick Gallery (Right At Home)|
This was a Smithsonian Contributing Membership event at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum which focused on two exhibits -- "Right At Home: American Studio Furniture" and "Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum." Laura Brouse-Long introduced Eleanor Jones Harvey, the...
|2004_DC_JSS_040914||53||James Smithson Society lunch -- American History (Price of Freedom)|
From the JSS description: Wars have been defining episodes in American history. They shaped the birth of the nation and helped define our country's fundamental values. Twentieth century conflicts in Europe and Asia to protect western interests led to America's emergence as the dominant military power...
|2004_DC_JSS_040811||41||James Smithson Society lunch -- American Indian|
This event featured Todd Cain, Development Officer for the National Museum of the American Indian. He discussed the museum and took the group on a virtual tour of the yet-opened museum using floor plans and some new photos.
|2004_DC_JSS_040722||29||James Smithson Society lunch -- Sackler Gallery (Buddha)|
Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is the exclusive North American presentation venue of 35 extraordinary 6th-century Chinese Buddhist statues that were accidentally unearthed in 1996 by construction workers. Jan Stuart, Assistant Curator of Chinese Art,...
|2004_DC_NAFF_040912||15||Natl Archives -- Panel -- Founding Fathers and Charters of Freedom (w/Walter Isaacson etc)|
Our Founding Fathers and the Charters of Freedom: Guest speakers included Walter Isaacson, ("Benjamin Franklin"), Joel Achenbach ("The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West"), Stanley Weintraub ("General Washington's Christmas Farewell: A Mount Vernon Homecoming, 1783"), John...
|2004_DC_AH3MI_040326||2||Natl Museum of Amer History -- J Samuel Walker ("Three Mile Island")|
Walker had written a book, "Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective," which discussed the nuclear melt-down outside of Harrisburg in 1979. At the time, they didn't realize a melt-down had occurred and it was only years later that they learned just how close they had come to...
|2004_DC_AHJF_040211||3||Natl Museum of Amer History -- Jennifer Fleischner ("Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly")|
This talk featured historian Jennifer Fleischner discussing her book "Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly," discussing the story of the President's wife and a former slave who was her seamstress.
|2004_DC_NHJM_040813||19||Natl Museum of Natural History -- John Matthews ("Mammal Makeovers")|
This lecture was done by John Matthews, the museum's lead taxidermist, who showed what was involved in making the new Hall of Mammals at the National Museum of Natural History. As the program description says, his "team sculpted foam and clay, cast heads, hands, toes and tongues and made thousands of...
|2004_DC_NPC_BookFair_041117||23||NPC -- 27th Annual Book Fair & Authors' Night|
The event was a bit of a disappointment this year. Fewer big names resulted in a smaller crowd. I had some interesting discussions however and picked up a few books.
Authors here: Norman Polmar and Thomas Allen, Lewis Sorley, Alex Kershaw, Joel Achenbach, George McGovern, Malachy McCourt, Eleanor...
|2004_DC_Kennedy_040916||4||NPC -- Robert F Kennedy Jr ("Crimes Against Nature")|
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an environmental attorney, will discuss his new book, "Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy," at a Book Rap. "Crimes Against Nature" is ultimately about the corrosive effect of corporate corruption...
|2004_DC_Office||70||Office (STAT-USA) -- Various office shots|
(040624) Jeff Mayer's good-bye coffee.
(040802) Adam and Kristin photo shoot
(040812) Adam and Kristin's going-away event
(040816) Gerry and Bruce -- these pictures were taken for the STAT-USA newsletter
|2004_DC_Osgood_040517||5||Olsson's -- Charles Osgood ("Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack")|
|2004_DC_Isaacson_040517||2||Olsson's -- Walter Isaacson and Arianna Huffington|
|2004_DC_WTS_041203||88||Personal -- World Travel Service Christmas Party|
|2004_DC_SANY_041007||12||Smithsonian Associates -- Celebration of The New Yorker Cartoons|
Considered a national treasure, the cartoons of The New Yorker are beloved iconic images that have made us laugh at the social issues of the day and have defined a distinctly American sensibility. Since the magazine’s debut in 1925, the cartoons have been a barometer of the human condition and have...
|2004_DC_SACBO_040930||14||Smithsonian Associates -- Combined Bomber Offensive|
In a remarkable interview at the Smithsonian, Allied veterans Col. Harold Weekley (USAAF, Ret.) and Air Vice Marshal Jack Furner (RAF, Ret.) recount their experiences as young men flying on extraordinarily dangerous bombing missions over Germany during World War II.
Col. Weekley was an aircraft...
|2004_DC_SACMS_040428||29||Smithsonian Associates -- Correale Museum of Sorrento|
From Smithsonian description: The Correale Museum of Sorrento: Exhibition Launch with Light Reception: At the heart of Sorrento lies a magnificent jewel-box of a museum, the Museo Correale di Terranova. Within its historic walls is a treasure trove of the decorative arts -- including majolica, intarsia,...
|2004_DC_SADA_040322||12||Smithsonian Associates -- David Attenborough|
From the magazine: In a special evening, British naturalist, filmmaker, TV producer, and author Sir David Attenborough discusses a fascinating career of exploration, in which he has roamed the Earth to produce what are considered to be some of the best natural-history documentaries ever made. His 1979...
|2004_DC_SAFP_040330||49||Smithsonian Associates -- Fess Parker|
From the session write-up: Fess Parker, Celebrating an American Icon. Actor Fess Parker portrayed the legendary frontiersmen Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on television, spawning “Frontier Fever” as children across the nation and around the world donned their coonskin caps. Fess Parker has appeared...
|2004_DC_SAGW_041021||13||Smithsonian Associates -- Gene Weingarten & Gina Barreca|
(Official description of the event) Gene Weingarten & Gina Barreca—One Man. One Woman. 10,000 Years of Misunderstanding Cleared Right Up!
The battle between the sexes rages on, and despite huge advancements in human knowledge, men and women still haven’t got a clue about each other. Tonight, however,...
|2004_DC_SAHM_040218||10||Smithsonian Associates -- Hall of Mammals|
From the online description of the event: The new Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals explores the diversity of some 274 mammals and how they originated and adapted to changing landscapes and environments over the last 210 million years—from polar to desert regions and from dry to humid...
|2004_DC_SAJGC_041208||16||Smithsonian Associates -- Joan Ganz Cooney|
Joan Ganz Cooney, on the Evolution and Significance of Sesame Street -- The 8th Annual Smithsonian McGovern Award
Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away,
On my way to where the air is sweet,
Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street?
These familiar lyrics have cheerfully tripped off...
|2004_DC_SAMM_040414||5||Smithsonian Associates -- Mike McCartney|
From the Smithsonian description: Mike McCartney's Liverpool Life: Sixties in Black and Whites
|2004_DC_SAOP_040216||20||Smithsonian Associates -- Other Presidents' Day (Arthur Schlesinger Jr, John Dean, etc)|
From the official description of the event: We know Washington and Lincoln so well that their birthdays merit a holiday. But for every American president whose name enjoys instant recall there are many about whom we have to scratch our heads a bit. What was important about James K. Polk? Interesting...
|2004_DC_SARUSG||26||Smithsonian Associates -- Rise of Ulysses S. Grant (Bearss)|
The Rise of Ulysses S. Grant: Four Major Campaigns of the Western Theater
A general of incomparable skill, Ulysses Grant is considered by many scholars as the greatest Union hero of the Civil War. His accomplishments and courage were rare, as was his personal integrity. His rise from obscurity made...
|2004_DC_SAFN_040321||10||Smithsonian Associates -- Roger Gould ("Finding Nemo")|
From the Smithsonian description: How was PIXAR’s animated hit Finding Nemo made? How did filmmakers create a believable underwater world in this story about the search for a young clownfish who had been snatched from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef? Roger Gould, creative director of PIXAR Animation...
|2004_DC_SARC_040506||8||Smithsonian Associates -- Roz Chast|
From the online description of the event: At the beginning of the 21st century, we can only be grateful that Roz Chast is here to tackle some of the tough topics of the times—genetically altered mice, birthday parties from hell, and comfort drinks in the age of insecurity. Her cartoons observing the...
|2004_DC_SA2nd_040917||14||Smithsonian Associates -- Second City’s 45th Anniversary Tour|
Since 1959, through every political scandal, cultural milestone and public disgrace, The Second City has been there to create hysterical comedy out of our own country’s hysteria. Along the way, it has also produced some of North America’s greatest comic talents, such as Alan Arkin, Robert Klein, Gilda...
|2004_DC_SATMJC_040912||16||Smithsonian Associates -- Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition|
These were the semifinalist vocalists in the 17th annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. From the Smithsonian Associates description: Hosted by Herbie Hancock (who I didn't see) and Billy Dee Williams, the competition shines the spotlight on young jazz vocalists who will compete before...
|2004_DC_Craft_040425||30||Smithsonian Craft Show w/JSS event|
|2004_DC_WW2_Surigao||4||WW2 -- Battle of Surigao Strait:
Sen. John Warner and Adm. J. L. Holloway. Moderated by Dave Winkler|
John W. Warner enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 in 1945, serving as an electronic technician’s mate. He began a second tour of active military duty during the Korean War, serving as a ground officer with the First Marine Air Wing. He later became Secretary of the Navy, and has served...
|2004_DC_WW2_Eagles||9||WW2 -- Creating, Crafting, and Installing the Memorial’s Bronze Eagles:
Raymond Kaskey (Sculptor, Kaskey Studio), Larry Welker, Owner (Laran Bronze), Patrick Oakes (Executive Vice-President, Apex Piping Systems, Inc.). Moderated by John Vlach.|
Raymond Kaskey is a sculptor and architect, best known for his works of civic art, particularly the large allegorical figures he creates from bronze, copper, and stone. Kaskey designed the sculptures for the National World War II Memorial; and was assisted in the creation of these works by sculptors...
|2004_DC_WW2_Monument||6||WW2 -- Designing the Memorial: Architecture and Sculpture:
Friedrich St. Florian (Design Architect, Natl World War II Memorial) and Raymond Kaskey (Sculptor, Kaskey Studio). Moderated by John Vlach.|
Friedrich St. Florian, a distinguished professor and former dean of the Rhode Island School of Design, is the design architect for the National World War II Memorial. His design was selected from more than 400 entries in a nationwide competition conducted by the General Services Administration and the...
|2004_DC_WW2_Blacks||6||WW2 -- Experience of African Americans in World War II:
Ossie Davis (Army) and William J. Powell (Army). Moderated by Linda Wertheimer.|
Ossie Davis helped establish an African-American medical station in Liberia while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Ever since his acting debut in 1946, he has made numerous appearances on film, stage, and television. He and his wife, Ruby Dee, have received the National Medal of Arts and...
|2004_DC_WW2_DDay||6||WW2 -- Eyewitness to D-Day:
Sam Gibbons. Moderated by Gary Rhay. Introduced by Beverly Lindsey.|
Sam M. Gibbons began his military service in June 1941 as part of the 101st Airborne Division. He led Parachute Infantry forces in the pre-dawn invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Elected to the Florida State House of Representatives in 1953, he served there until 1958; and from 1959 to 1963 served in the...
|2004_DC_WW2_Internment||12||WW2 -- Internment of Japanese Americans in Wyoming:
Norman Mineta (Secretary of Transportation) and Alan Simpson (former U.S. Senator from Wyoming). Moderated by Marc Pachter|
Norman Mineta and his family were among the 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry forced from their homes and into internment camps during World War II. From 1975 to 1995, he was a member of U.S. House of Representatives, representing California’s Silicon Valley. Under President Bill Clinton, he served...
|2004_DC_WW2_Nissei||6||WW2 -- Japanese Americans in World War II:
Grant Ichikawa (Military Intelligence Service), Norman Ikari (442nd Regimental Combat Team), and Jean Kariya (Internment Camp Survivor). Moderated by Franklin Odo.|
Grant Ichikawa volunteered to serve in the Military Intelligence Service in November 1942, and was later sent to Japan as a member of the Occupation Forces. He spent additional tours working as a civilian for an intelligence organization in Japan, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Ichikawa is president of the...
|2004_DC_WW2_Navajo||11||WW2 -- Navajo Code Talkers:
Sam Billison, Keith Little, and Sam Smith. Moderated by Jeff Anthony|
Sam Billison enlisted in the Marines in 1943, and landed on Iwo Jima on the second day of the battle. With other Code Talkers, he transmitted more than 800 error-free messages during the 36 days of fighting. Following the war, Billison served as a school principal for many years, and was elected to the...
|2004_DC_WW2_Tuskegee||9||WW2 -- Tuskegee Airmen:
Lee Archer, Thomas Lowery, and Charles McGee. Moderated by Thomas Doherty.|
Lee A. Archer, Jr. is the first and only confirmed “ace” of the Tuskegee Airmen, having earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 18 clusters. As a fighter pilot in Europe, Archer flew 169 combat missions; and returned to combat during the Korean War. After retiring from the Air Force...
|2004_DC_WW2_Holocaust||11||WW2 -- U.S. Army and the Holocaust
John Dolibois (interrogator of Nazi War Criminals at Nuremberg) and John Withers (aided Holocaust survivors in Germany). Moderated by Jeff Anthony.|
John Dolibois served as a captain in Military Intelligence, and was assigned to the International War Crimes Trial in Nuremberg, Germany. There he interrogated (among others) Hermann Goering, Julius Streicher, and Joachim von Ribbentrop. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg from 1981 to 1985,...
|2004_DC_WW2_Mall||70||WW2 -- Various pictures of the Mall during the Tribute to A Generation: Natl World War II Reunion|
|2004_DC_WW2_Pres||12||WW2 -- Veterans as Presidential Candidates:
Bob Dole (Army, 10th Mountain Division) and George McGovern (Army Air Forces). Moderated by Marc Pachter|
Bob Dole was a captain with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy, and was twice wounded in combat. He served as a U.S. Representative from Kansas from 1961 to 1969 and as a U.S. Senator until 1996. His terms as both Senate Minority Leader and Senate Majority Leader set a record as the nation’s longest...
|2004_DC_WW2_Baseball||8||WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Baseball Players:
Bob Feller (Navy and Cleveland Indians), Monte Irvin (Army and New York Giants), and Buck O’Neil (Navy and Kansas City Monarchs). Moderated by Liane Hansen.|
Bob Feller served four years in the U.S. Navy, earning eight battle stars as the chief of a gun crew on the battleship USS Alabama. Known for his fiery fastball, he holds the record as the pitcher with the most wins (266) in Cleveland Indians history. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962...
|2004_DC_WW2_Film||8||WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Film Performers:
Jack Palance (Army Air Forces). Moderated by Thomas Doherty|
Jack Palance flew surveillance planes for the Army Air Corps during World War II. Known for his tough persona on screen, Palance has made numerous films since his movie debut in 1950, including Shane, Attack, The Professionals, Bagdad Cafe, and Batman. He won an Academy Award for his performance in City...
|2004_DC_WW2_Journalists||29||WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Journalists:
Allen Neuharth (Army, USA Today) and Mike Wallace (Navy, CBS News), Moderated by Thomas Doherty|
Allen Neuharth served with General George Patton’s Third Army in Europe. Following the war, he worked as a reporter for several newspapers in South Dakota, and then held management positions with the Miami Herald, Detroit Free Press, and Rochester Times-Union. As chairman and chief executive officer of...
|2004_DC_WW2_Review||39||WW2 -- "Tribute to a Generation" (@ MCI Center)|
This was a freebie event that was done four times at the MCI Center. It featured some hammy folks acting out the history of World War II. The acting varied but the sets were well done -- you'd see submarine conning towers, ship bunks, invasion beaches, etc. Then there were some military bands playing...