|2005_DC_Navy_051015||50||230th Navy Birthday Concert (Ernest Borgnine) @ DAR Constitution Hall|
Navy veteran and Academy Award winning actor ...
|2005_DC_Andrea_050914||4||Borders -- Andrea Mitchell ("Talking Back...")|
Veteran broadcast Journalist, Andrea Mitchell, signed copies of her book "Talking Back...To Presidents, Dictators and Assorted Scoundrels". Andrea has also been a trailblazer for women everywhere and her personal journey is not only inspiring, it is exciting.
|2005_DC_BB_King_050912||10||Borders -- BB King ("B.B. King Treasures")|
Just in time for his 80th birthday this month, B.B. King delivers "The B.B. King Treasures," a scrapbook following the path of his storied life and career. Included in this coffee table-worthy showpiece is perhaps the greatest treasure of all: a 60-minute CD filled with unreleased interviews and jam...
|2005_DC_Collins_050427||5||Borders -- Judy Collins (performance)|
|2005_DC_Nader_050725||8||Borders -- Ralph Nader|
|2005_DC_Watts_050907||5||Borders -- Steven Watts ("Henry Ford")|
Steven Watts: Henry Ford, a major architect of modern America, has lived on in the imagination of his fellow citizens as an enduring figure of fascination, an inimitable individual, a controversial personality, and a social visionary from the moment his Model T brought the automobile to the masses and...
|2005_DC_Uncle_Earl_051104||18||Borders -- Uncle Earl (performance)|
Call it old-time for our times: with their infectious energy, undeniable charisma, sharp musicianship, and unique repertoire of original and traditional songs, Uncle Earl is bringing the string band legacy proudly into the modern era. The band’s national debut...
|2005_DC_BABA_050427||95||British-American Business Assn (BABA) Travel Night|
This event was held at the Bank of America building on 15th and G. Talk about incredible views!
|2005_DC_CalTort||1||California Tortilla -- "Good Bob" @ Gallery Place|
|2005_DC_CHHP_050913||6||Capitol Hill History Project -- Joseph Browne (Adolf Cluss)|
A friend and follower of Karl Marx in his native Germany, Adolf Cluss arrived on Capitol Hill with grand ideas for reforming society and becoming a major architect. He eventually cooled on Communism, but succeeded spectacularly as a designer of some of Washington’s most distinctive landmarks, including...
|2005_DC_Critters||7||Critters -- Various|
Three different casts:
(050427) The nesting duck at the Treasury Building got national coverage this year. It had settled by a tree in front of the Treasury Building and stayed there until the ducklings were born. People put out water bowls and surrounded it with metal fences and overhead netting for...
|2005_DC_CWPT_Endangered_050224||28||CWPT's "America's Most Endangered Battlefields" presentation (2005)|
From the official CWPT announcement: The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) released an investigative report on the status of the nation’s battlefields at a news conference on Thursday, February 24, 2005. The report, entitled "History Under Siege: America’s Endangered Civil War Battlefields",...
|2005_DC_CWPT_Green_050516||7||CWPT's "Blue, Gray, and Green" presentation|
At a news conference at the National Press Club, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) unveiled a study on the economic benefits of battlefield preservation. The report, entitled Blue, Gray and Green: A Battlefield Benefits Guide for Community Leaders, provides concrete measures to help elected...
|2005_DC_4th_050704||61||DC -- 4th of July at the U.S. Capitol (2005)|
This year marks the 25th anniversary of A Capitol Fourth – a national Independence Day celebration where award-winning performers come together to pay tribute to the country they love for the enjoyment of millions of Americans.
THE PERFORMERS: ...
|2005_DC_Red_Cross||10||DC -- American Red Cross Natl Headquarters|
|2005_DC_AFRH||5||DC -- Armed Forces Retirement Home (Old Soldiers Home)|
|2005_DC_OAS_Still_Life||24||DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- "Still Life Perspectives"|
Still Life Perspectives from the Collection
September 15-December 18, 2005
Still Life Perspectives is the third in a series of exhibits drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Several years ago the museum loaned three paintings from its collection to an exhibit entitled Latin American Still...
|2005_DC_SISG||22||DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery|
|2005_DC_Bank_View||16||DC -- Bank of America Building @ 15th and G -- Views from...|
|2005_DC_Basilica_Cellar||58||DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Cellar level|
|2005_DC_Basilica_Main||69||DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Main level|
|2005_DC_Basilica_Out||9||DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Outside views|
|2005_DC_Portal||7||DC -- Bishop's House -- Christmas Lights|
|2005_DC_Blue_050510||18||DC -- Blue Mass @ St Patrick's (2005)|
Once a year, there's a National Police Week which honors law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. To kick it off is a "blue mass" at the nearby St Patrick's Cathedral. I happened on the event this year, which was the 11th annual one. Present was Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick.
|2005_DC_Calvary||2||DC -- Calvary Baptist Church|
|2005_DC_Candlelight_050513||66||DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2005)|
17th Annual Candlelight Vigil: National Police Week 2005. There was a program which featured comments by Craig Floyd (the chairman of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund), Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and others. After that, a reading of the names newly engraved on the Memorial...
|2005_DC_Steps_050427||6||DC -- Capitol Steps @ Cognos Expo|
|2005_DC_Mickey||114||DC -- Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations|
|2005_DC_MiKick_050319||64||DC -- Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations -- Kick-off event|
This was the official kick-off event for the "Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations" event in Washington DC. After being split up to tour a variety of cities, the Mickey statues were brought back together in DC before going up to New York to be auctioned off at Sothebys. Highlights from the event...
|2005_DC_Cherry||140||DC -- Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin (2005)|
I made six cherry blossom visits this year. This particular set includes: ...
|2005_DC_Heurich||3||DC -- Christian Heurich House Museum (The Brewmaster's Castle)|
|2005_DC_Epiphany||16||DC -- Church of the Epiphany|
|2005_DC_Powell_050427||4||DC -- Cognos Expo -- Colin Powell|
Colin Powell was here for a trade group event -- the Cognos 2nd Annual Government Forum ("Driving Performance and Accountability in the Public Sector”). After being introduced by Rob Ashe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cognos Inc, Powell gave a wonderful talk about outsourcing (imagine going...
|2005_DC_Cong_Cem||53||DC -- Congressional Cemetery|
|2005_DC_Corcoran||1||DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art|
|2005_DC_DAR||24||DC -- DAR Memorial Constitution Hall|
|2005_DC_DOI_Murals||2||DC -- Dept of Interior Murals|
|2005_DC_DOI_Museum||34||DC -- Dept of Interior Museum|
|2005_DC_Treasury||1||DC -- Dept of Treasury building|
|2005_DC_SIPG_Bldg||1||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- Building|
|2005_DC_Dupont||39||DC -- Dupont Circle area|
|2005_DC_EPPV||6||DC -- East Potomac Park -- Views of the Potomac River|
|2005_DC_Eastern_Market||5||DC -- Eastern Market|
|2005_DC_Ellipse||11||DC -- Ellipse (by White House) area|
|2005_DC_Emb_Canada||4||DC -- Embassy of Canada|
|2005_DC_Emb_Croatia||2||DC -- Embassy of Croatia|
|2005_DC_SIHG||6||DC -- Enid A. Haupt Garden|
|2005_DC_Sentinel||10||DC -- Filming "Sentinel" on L Street|
They were doing location shots for "Sentinel", a film with Michael Douglas and Kim Basinger. The plot: When a plot to assassinate the President is discovered, a Secret Service agent who's having an affair with the First Lady becomes the main suspect.
|2005_DC_FMSV||3||DC -- FMS Building -- Views of the Tidal Basin|
|2005_DC_Foggy_Bottom||3||DC -- Foggy Bottom area|
|2005_DC_FONZ_AM_051014||16||DC -- FONZ 2005 Annual Meeting|
The 47th annual meeting of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) featured a welcome by James Schroeder, the new executive director of FONZ. He introduced the newly-elected officers and board members, He was followed by a talk by Mark Handwerger, who was ending his presidency of FONZ with this event....
|2005_DC_FONZ_Ceremony_051119||5||DC -- FONZ 2005 Ceremony -- Opening of Prairie Dog Land|
|2005_DC_FONZ_Ceremony_051017||38||DC -- FONZ 2005 Ceremony -- Panda cub naming event|
From the 10/18/2005 Washington Post article by Karilyn Barker describing this event:
Panda Cub's Birthday Present: A Name
'Tai Shan,' Winning Choice of Online Voters, A Symbolic Nod to U.S.-China Friendship
The National Zoo's giant panda cub was officially dubbed Tai Shan yesterday and heralded...
|2005_DC_FONZ_Talk_051116||21||DC -- FONZ 2005 Talk -- Giant Panda Cub Celebration |
A panel of three Zoo experts talked about caring for the new panda cub and the research that went into bringing about this conservation success. For the first time, I saw video clips of the panda's birth which was amazing.
Speakers were: Lisa Stevens (National Zoo Assistant Curator for Primates and...
|2005_DC_FONZ_Viewing_051117||41||DC -- FONZ 2005 Viewing -- Tai Shan cub pre-opening donor event|
This was a pre-opening donor event that gave you quite awhile to gawk at the new panda cub. Very cute! The mother was playing outside for the first 45 minutes while we watched the cub. Eventually, she came in, casually took a sniff of her cub, he took a swing at her, and she decided he was okay and...
|2005_DC_Zoofari_050519||4||DC -- FONZ 2005 Zoofari event|
Included here is Clinton Fields, the previous director of FONZ.
|2005_DC_Fords_CEL||2||DC -- Ford's Theatre -- Center for Education and Leadership|
|2005_DC_Fords_Museum||4||DC -- Ford's Theatre Museum|
|2005_DC_Fords||9||DC -- Ford's Theatre Natl Historic Site|
|2005_DC_FOSE||35||DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo)|
Two visits here: ...
|2005_DC_Franciscan||85||DC -- Franciscan Monastery|
|2005_DC_FDR||53||DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial|
Several visits here, mostly during cherry blossom time: ...
|2005_DC_Franklin||5||DC -- Franklin School|
|2005_DC_Gallaudet||8||DC -- Gallaudet University|
|2005_DC_Gallery_Place||45||DC -- Gallery Place areas|
|2005_DC_Gallup_050726||24||DC -- Gallup -- World Poll advance briefing|
The Gallup Organization held a special advance briefing for federal government agencies on The Gallup World Poll -- a global data collection and analysis effort that is the largest in Gallup’s 70-year history. In up to 200 countries, this project will gather first-hand, “on the ground” answers directly...
|2005_DC_Mason||3||DC -- George Mason Memorial (at night)|
|2005_DC_Meade||7||DC -- George Meade Memorial|
|2005_DC_Teddy_Island||10||DC -- GW Memorial Parkway -- Theodore Roosevelt Island Park|
|2005_DC_SIHIR||47||DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)|
|2005_DC_SIHIRO||18||DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)|
I was taking a lunch break and saw this banner on the Hirshhorn Museum. Lots of different languages, none of which were all that familiar. But if you look toward the lower left, you'll see "Don't be afraid!" in small script. I have no idea what the exhibit is like but I was certainly curious after...
|2005_DC_Hotel_Wash||12||DC -- Hotel Washington -- Views from rooftop cafeteria|
|2005_DC_SIIGSG||14||DC -- International Gallery (VSA 4th: "Shifting Gears")|
Shifting Gears was a contest sponsored by VSA arts and Volkswagen of America. The artists competed for a total of $60,000 in prize money, the largest awards program for young artists with disabilities.
A distinguished panel of experts reviewed 215 submissions from artist ages 16-25 years old. The...
|2005_DC_SIIGBL||18||DC -- International Gallery ("Close Up In Black")|
This touring exhibition, on a three-year, ten-city tour, captures the extraordinary visual imagery of blacks in film history as displayed through the bold and stylized graphic art of the movie poster. Through a dynamic installation of 90 vintage and contemporary film posters from the Edward Mapp...
|2005_DC_SIIGRT||47||DC -- International Gallery ("In The Russian Tradition")|
In the Russian Tradition is a historic exhibition in many ways. Through a unique collaboration among The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, and the Smithsonian Institution, these paintings tell the story of Russian art in the 20th century.
|2005_DC_IMF||10||DC -- International Monetary Fund|
|2005_DC_ItsGov||6||DC -- itsGov -- 2nd annual itsGov “Technology Buying at Year-End” Showcase|
The keynote speaker was Anand Chandrasekher, Vice President and Director, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel Corporation. Helping out the Fisher House ("Helping military families") was Darryl Grant, former Washington Redskin and two-time Super Bowl champion.
|2005_DC_JAWilson||1||DC -- John A. Wilson Building (Shepherd statue)|
A statue of Alexander Robey "Boss" Shepherd, a former governor of the District, was recently returned to its former place of honor outside the John A. Wilson Building, the District's city hall. Shepherd, a D.C. Council member...
|2005_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw||5||DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...|
|2005_DC_Judiciary||13||DC -- Judiciary Square area|
|2005_DC_KSt||12||DC -- K Street area (incl McPherson Square)|
|2005_DC_Honors_051204||72||DC -- Kennedy Center -- Kennedy Center Honors (2005)|
The 28th Annual Kennedy Center Honors with Tony Bennett (singer), Suzanne Farrell (dancer and teacher), Julie Harris (actress), Robert Redford (actor, director and producer), and Tina Turner (singer). However, you're going to see lots of other people like Paul Newman, Bo Derek, Sandra Day O'Connor,...
|2005_DC_Martin_051023||26||DC -- Kennedy Center -- Mark Twain Prize (2005 -- Steve Martin)|
The Kennedy Center awarded the eighth annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Steve Martin. The award, named to honor one of America's--and the world's--greatest humorists, featured a star-studded ceremony that was taped for broadcast nationwide at a later date.
Steve Martin, a Renaissance...
|2005_DC_Korean_War||8||DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial|
After first snowfall.
|2005_DC_Lafayette_Park||6||DC -- Lafayette Park (by White House) area|
|2005_DC_LOC||43||DC -- Library of Congress|
|2005_DC_LOC_BHope||8||DC -- Library of Congress -- Bob Hope and American Variety|
Bob Hope was among the 20,000 vaudeville performers working in the 1920s. Many of these performers were, like Hope, recent immigrants to America who saw a vaudeville career as one of the few ways to succeed as a "foreigner" in America. Throughout his extraordinary professional career of nearly seventy...
|2005_DC_LOC_BFG||3||DC -- Library of Congress -- Bound for Glory: America in Color exhibit|
Bound for Glory: America in Color
September 8–January 21, 2006
Bound for Glory: America in Color is the first major exhibition of the little known color images taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information (FSA/OWI). Comprised of seventy digital prints made from...
|2005_DC_Lincoln_Cottage||21||DC -- Lincoln Cottage (at the Armed Forces Retirement Home)|
|2005_DC_Lincoln_CottageVC||3||DC -- Lincoln Cottage (at the Armed Forces Retirement Home) -- Visitor Center|
|2005_DC_Logan||8||DC -- Logan Circle areas|
|2005_DC_WW2_60th_050902||67||DC -- Mall -- 60th anniversary of end of World War II (2005)|
|2005_DC_March_050924||12||DC -- Mall -- End the War On Iraq protest march|
|2005_DC_Solar||15||DC -- Mall -- Solar Decathlon (2005)|
For about 2 weeks, the Mall hosted 18 solar-powered homes built by college students. I never saw the actual because the period they were up was plagued by rain, odd enough for a solar-powered exhibit. Instead, the day that I planned to see them was after they were already being taken down.
|2005_DC_MAPLD||5||DC -- MAPLD conference lobby @ Ronald Reagan Bldg|
For the 8th Military and Aerospace Programmable Logic Devices (MAPLD) conference, NASA had some scale model rockets in the lobby of the Reagan Building.
|2005_DC_Bethune||9||DC -- Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Natl Historic Site|
|2005_DC_Mitchell_Park||5||DC -- Mitchell Park|
|2005_DC_Mt_Olivet||28||DC -- Mt Olivet cemetery|
Two visits: ...
|2005_DC_SIAIR||84||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum|
Several visits: ...
|2005_DC_Archives_Paris||15||DC -- Natl Archives major exhibit -- Americans in Paris|
The "Americans In Paris" exhibit. Statesmen, students, tourists, soldiers and artists -- Americans from all walks of life have gone to Paris to work, learn, and be inspired. When the United States first began the fight for independence from Great Britain, the Continental Congress sent Benjamin...
|2005_DC_Archives_Worked||14||DC -- Natl Archives major exhibit -- The Way We Worked|
"The Way We Worked" exhibit. It featured 80 photographs taken between 1857-1987 showing how people worked in the United States. These include working in a coal mine, a steel mill, or at a telephone switchboard. Work and workplaces have gone through enormous transformations between the mid-19th and...
|2005_DC_Archives||14||DC -- Natl Archives (incl Emancipation Proclamation)|
Four visits: ...
|2005_DC_Book_050924||102||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2005|
Bunches of photos here:
|2005_DC_Building||44||DC -- Natl Building Museum|
Four visits: ...
|2005_DC_NCCC||14||DC -- Natl City Christian Church|
This church was built in 1930. It has some interesting windows, including one from Lyndon Johnson.
|2005_DC_NGA_Bldg||7||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building|
|2005_DC_NGAEW||2||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing|
|2005_DC_NGAP||93||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 ...
|2005_DC_NGAS||28||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 ...
|2005_DC_NGASG||20||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden|
|2005_DC_NGS||4||DC -- Natl Geographic Society Building -- Explorers Hall|
|2005_DC_Law||14||DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial|
A couple of visits. ...
|2005_DC_Mall||10||DC -- Natl Mall area|
Two items: ...
|2005_DC_SIAfri||8||DC -- Natl Museum of African Art|
|2005_DC_SIAH||26||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center|
|2005_DC_SIAH_Move||4||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center -- America on the Move exhibit|
|2005_DC_SIAH_Price||17||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center -- Price of Freedom exhibit|
|2005_DC_NMHAM||51||DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed)|
|2005_DC_SINHNB||11||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Nature's Best International Photography Awards exhibit (2005)|
|2005_DC_AmerInd||45||DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian (2005)|
I hadn't been back to this museum since its opening month and was curious how it was doing. The timed tickets for entry ended after about six months and, while crowded, it wasn't the packed anymore. None of the exhibits had changed since I was there almost a year ago -- they said the temporary...
|2005_DC_SIPM||17||DC -- Natl Postal Museum|
|2005_DC_WWII||35||DC -- Natl World War II Memorial (2005) -- Including after first snowfall|
|2005_DC_SINZ_Art||5||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Artwork|
|2005_DC_SINZ_BV||6||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Beaver Valley|
|2005_DC_SINZ_Cat||71||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Big Cats|
Including two batches of new cheetah cubs.
|2005_DC_SINZ_Bird||19||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Bird House|
|2005_DC_SINZ_Const||28||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Construction Projects|
|2005_DC_SINZ_Elephant||3||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House|
|2005_DC_SINZ_Panda||35||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant and red pandas (2005)|
|2005_DC_SINZ_Invert||28||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Invertebrates|
|2005_DC_SINZ_Main||31||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Parts not covered elsewhere|
|2005_DC_SINZ_Prairie||11||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Prairie Dogs|
|2005_DC_SINZ_Primate||3||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Primates|
|2005_DC_SINZ_Reptile||17||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Reptile House|
|2005_DC_SINZ_Mammal||31||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Small Mammal House|
|2005_DC_Naval_Lodge||10||DC -- Naval Lodge Masonic Hall|
|2005_DC_NY_Ave||13||DC -- New York Avenue area (NOMA)|
|2005_DC_NY_Pres||11||DC -- New York Avenue Presbyterian Church|
|2005_DC_Newseum||4||DC -- Newseum|
|2005_DC_Old_Post||2||DC -- Old Post Office Pavilion|
|2005_DC_Old_PostV||66||DC -- Old Post Office Pavilion -- Views from tower|
|2005_DC_OCC||13||DC -- Old Washington Convention Center|
Several passes: ...
|2005_DC_OAS||78||DC -- Organization of American States Building|
|2005_DC_Penn||13||DC -- Pennsylvania Avenue area|
|2005_DC_JP2||18||DC -- Pope John Paul II Cultural Center|
|2005_DC_SIRG||102||DC -- Renwick Gallery|
High Fiber: Illustrates the diversity of contemporary art created with fiber and presents many of the important milestones of the American fiber art movement from the mid-twentieth century to the twenty-first century.
What is fiber? The word is used to describe materials like thread, yard, or felt...
|2005_DC_Rock_Creek_Cem||150||DC -- Rock Creek Cemetery|
Including fall colors,
|2005_DC_Peirce_Mill||7||DC -- Rock Creek Park -- Peirce Mill (exterior)|
|2005_DC_RRB||12||DC -- Ronald Reagan Building|
|2005_DC_Scott_Circle||23||DC -- Scott Circle areas|
|2005_DC_Scottish||47||DC -- Scottish Rite Temple|
|2005_DC_Sheridan||12||DC -- Sheridan Circle area|
|2005_DC_Sherman||14||DC -- Sherman Memorial|
|2005_DC_Sixth_I||11||DC -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue|
|2005_DC_Craft_050417||32||DC -- Smithsonian Craft Show (2005)|
|2005_DC_Folklife||6||DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2005)|
Four focuses this year:
Food Culture USA
Oman: Desert, Oasis, and Sea
Forest Service, Culture, and Community
|2005_DC_SI_Castle||14||DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)|
Featuring pictures of the newly remodeled Commons room.
|2005_DC_Cincinatti||4||DC -- Society of the Cincinnati (Anderson House)|
|2005_DC_Southwest||23||DC -- Southwest areas|
|2005_DC_StDominic||23||DC -- St Dominic Church|
Established by Southwest's Irish Catholics in 1853, this 1875 Gothic church features a 250-foot spire. Today it is one of a handful of churches to survive Southwest's urban renewal.
|2005_DC_St_Johns||28||DC -- St John's Church|
|2005_DC_St_Matthews||39||DC -- St Matthew's Cathedral|
|2005_DC_St_Patrick||21||DC -- St Patrick's In The City|
The boundaries of this church were established by Bishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop of Baltimore, in 1794. The church was the first of any denomination established in the Federal City. The current church, the third church to stand here, was designed by New York architect Laurence...
|2005_DC_Sumner||4||DC -- Sumner School Museum and Archives|
|2005_DC_Sunset||5||DC -- Sunsets|
Various images here: ...
|2005_DC_Supreme_Ct||28||DC -- Supreme Court Building|
|2005_DC_Supreme_CtI||27||DC -- Supreme Court Building -- Interior|
|2005_DC_Extra_Mile||28||DC -- The Extra Mile Points of Light Volunteer Pathway|
The new walk pieces were unveiled on October 14, 2005. These pictures were taken during several visits. In the latter ones, you'll notice they're already getting scratched up.
|2005_DC_Extra_MileC_051014||30||DC -- The Extra Mile Points of Light Volunteer Pathway opening ceremony|
At a time when Americans are stepping forward with contributions and volunteer time to assist Gulf coast hurricane victims, the Points of Light Foundation will formally dedicate the Extra Mile – Points of Light Volunteer Pathway, a mile-long pathway of bronze medallions only blocks from the White House....
|2005_DC_Thomas_Circle||12||DC -- Thomas Circle areas|
|2005_DC_Jeff_Mem||2||DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial|
|2005_DC_Titanic||5||DC -- Titanic Memorial (Waterside Park)|
|2005_DC_Ukrainian||4||DC -- Ukrainian Catholic Natl Shrine of the Holy Family|
|2005_DC_Union_StationX||3||DC -- Union Station during Christmas|
|2005_DC_Soldiers_Cem||6||DC -- United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery|
|2005_DC_Botanic||36||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
I had no idea but it was the return of the Titan Arum weekend. There was another infamous stink plant. Native to Sumatra, Indonesia, they had had another one that bloomed in July 2003. I had gone then, along with 10,000 others, and couldn't smell it at all. This time, I could smell it but didn't...
|2005_DC_BotanicB||3||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Bartholdi Park|
|2005_DC_BotanicX||47||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Christmas|
|2005_DC_Parks_051030||24||DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Tribute to Rosa Parks|
|2005_DC_CapitolV||5||DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Views from...|
|2005_DC_CapitolX||11||DC -- U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree (2005)|
|2005_DC_Capitol||42||DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior images)|
|2005_DC_Forest||4||DC -- U.S. Forest Service visitor center|
|2005_DC_Arboretum||44||DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum|
With fall colors.
|2005_DC_Naval_Center||2||DC -- U.S. Naval Heritage Center|
|2005_DC_Naval_Memorial||2||DC -- U.S. Navy Memorial|
|2005_DC_Verizon||1||DC -- Verizon Center|
|2005_DC_Viet_Wall||7||DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial|
After first snowfall.
|2005_DC_VietX_051222||42||DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Holiday Tree at The Wall ceremony|
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund honored veterans and active-duty military with personal holiday greetings sent to the Memorial Fund by Americans across the country. The annual Holiday Tree at The Wall ceremony featured introductory remarks by Jan Scruggs, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Founder &...
|2005_DC_Window||4||DC -- View from my office window|
Various look-sees before I got moved across the hall: ...
|2005_DC_WRAMC||4||DC -- Walter Reed Army Medical Center|
|2005_DC_Wash_MonV||26||DC -- Washington Monument -- Views from...|
|2005_DC_WHouse_Tree||15||DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2005)|
|2005_DC_WHouse_XMas||62||DC -- White House interior Christmas decorations (2005)|
|2005_DC_Wilson_House||50||DC -- Woodrow Wilson House|
|2005_DC_WB||15||DC -- World Bank|
|2005_DC_DOC_050207||6||Dept of Commerce -- Comments by Secretary Gutierrez|
Carlos Gutierrez was sworn in as Secretary of Commerce on February 7, 2005 and addressed the Department that afternoon. He was introduced to the Department by Deputy Secretary Ted Kassinger.
Bush nominated Gutierrez to replace outgoing Commerce Secretary Evans on November 30, 2004. Gutierrez, 51,...
|2005_DC_Bearss_050831||11||Dept of Interior -- Ed Bearss talk|
On August 29, 1862, 2nd Lieutenant David Potts, Company I, 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was killed in the dense woods near an unfinished railroad cut at the Battle of Second Manassas. Moving against a strong position held by troops commanded by General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, Potts'...
|2005_DC_Beautiful_051108||20||Dept of Interior -- Kick-off for America's Beautiful Natl Parks exhibit|
The new exhibit at the Dept of Interior Museum is called America's Beautiful National Parks. It's a collection of contemporary and historical large-scale photographs celebrating the diverse flora of our National Parks. It was an interesting idea for an exhibit, curated by Amy Lamb, since I usually...
|2005_DC_LC_051116||13||Dept of Interior -- Lewis & Clark Revisited w/Greg MacGregor|
Lewis & Clark Revisited: A Trail in Modern Day -- slide lecture by photographer Greg MacGregor of images he captured in the 1990s while retracing the route Lewis and Clark trekked 200 years before.
|2005_DC_Fireworks_050704||17||Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2005)|
|2005_DC_Fireworks_050902||3||Fireworks -- World War II 60th|
|2005_DC_FNA_050723||7||Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "Americans In Paris" tour|
|2005_DC_Yeager_051004||16||GE Aviation Lecture -- Chuck Yeager (test pilot)|
An Evening with Charles "Chuck" Yeager: The renowned aviator will share memories of his remarkable climb from an enlisted man in the Army Air Corps to X-1 test pilot to a distinguished brigadier general. The General Electric Aviation Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of The...
|2005_DC_Naim_051206||5||IDB talk -- Moisés Naím ("Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy")|
Moisés Naím, Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy and former minister of industry and trade for Venezuela will discuss his new book, Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy, in which the author demystifies the global trade in illegal goods and services and, in the...
|2005_DC_IMFCEF_051104||19||IMF Center Economic Forum -- Reforming the IMF|
I have no idea how I ended up being invited to this but I'd never been in the IMF building and jumped at the chance. This was the description of the event:
IMF Center Economic Forum: Reforming the IMF: Governance and the Executive Board: Roundtable discussion on IMF governance and the role of the...
|2005_DC_JSS_050607||39||James Smithson Society event -- Natl Museum of African Art|
|2005_DC_JSS_050712||51||James Smithson Society event -- Portrait Gallery (Gilbert Stuart and His Portraits)|
When most people visualize George Washington, the picture that springs to mind is the Lansdowne Portrait by Gilbert Stuart. This iconic image is only one of many important works by Gilbert Stuart depicting America's early national period. Stuart possessed enormous talent, and was one of the most...
|2005_DC_JSS_051011||19||James Smithson Society event -- Renwick Gallery (Modernism in American Silver)|
This was an event for the "Modernism in American Silver" exhibit at the gallery. An opening talk was given by Jane Milosch, curator at the Renwick Gallery. Photography in the exhibit itself was in general prohibited.
|2005_DC_JSS_050920||2||James Smithson Society lunch -- Renovation of the Patent Office Building|
On July 4, 2006, the Patent Office Building will reopen five years after renovation began and 170 years after Congress approved the original construction of the building.
The building, erected from 1836 to 1840, was the third federal building constructed in Washington, DC, and became home to the...
|2005_DC_Kranz_050408||19||John Glenn Lecture -- Gene Kranz (flight director)|
Gene Kranz spoke at the second annual John Glenn Lecture. Kranz was flight director in NASA's Mission Control during the exciting days of Mercury and Gemini missions, the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the first Space Shuttle flights. Kranz shaped the history of the space age. Gene has been further...
|2005_DC_Metro_NY||5||Metro Station -- New York Avenue|
|2005_DC_NAACG_050323||10||Natl Archives -- Allen C. Guelzo ("I Freed Who?")|
Emancipation Proclamation: Allen C. Guelzo will discuss "I Freed Who? The Eight Lies We Cheerfully Believe About Lincoln and Emancipation." Based on his latest book, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Guelzo's presentation confronts the numerous...
|2005_DC_NAViet_050526||17||Natl Archives -- Art Beltrone and Jan Scruggs (Private History of Vietnam)|
The Private History of Vietnam: Art Beltrone and Jan Scruggs will discuss two books honoring those who served during the Vietnam War. Beltrone, author of Vietnam Graffiti: Messages from a Forgotten Troopship (Howell Press, 2004), tells the story of the troopship Gen. Nelson M. Walker. Beltrone...
|2005_DC_NAHG_050415||6||Natl Archives -- Aviva Kempner (introducing "Life and Times of Hank Greenberg")|
Filmmaker Aviva Kempner was on hand to introduce and discuss her 2001 award-winning documentary "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" on Detroit Tiger Hank Greenberg, the extraordinary baseball player who transcended religious prejudice to become an American icon. This compelling documentary combines...
|2005_DC_NAPP_050504||12||Natl Archives -- Betty Monkman and Simmie Knox (Presidential Portraits)|
Presidential Portraits: Retired White House curator Betty Monkman and artist Simmie Knox will discuss Presidential portraits. In her illustrated remarks, Monkman will review the history of acquiring official portraits of Presidents and First Ladies for the White House collection. Knox will discuss how...
|2005_DC_NAVP_050420||7||Natl Archives -- Callie Shell and David Bohrer (Vice President in Photographs)|
The Vice President in Photographs: Former and current Vice-Presidential photographers will gather to share their experiences and the photographs created during their service. As virtual shadows, they had access to Vice Presidents that helped chronicle significant events in world politics as well as...
|2005_DC_NACM_051209||7||Natl Archives -- Caroline Martel (introducing "Phantom of the Operator")|
The Phantom of the Operator:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the Center for the National Archives Experience present Caroline Martel's wry and delightful "found footage" film revealing a little-known chapter in labor history: the story of female...
|2005_DC_NADG_051021||8||Natl Archives -- David Grubin (introducing "Destination America")|
Destination America with David Grubin:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the National Archives experience present a special evening with David Grubin. From the time the US government began keeping official records in 1820, more than 70 million people...
|2005_DC_NADM_050630||20||Natl Archives -- David McCullough ("1776")|
1776: David McCullough will discuss his latest book, 1776 (Simon and Schuster, 2005), in which he tells the intensely human story of those who marched with Gen. George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a...
|2005_DC_NADN_051115||31||Natl Archives -- David Nichols ("Eisenhower's Civil War")|
The Eisenhower Library and Eisenhower Foundation present a Herbert Brownell Memorial Lecture, "Eisenhower's Civil War: The Politics of Civil Rights in the 1950s," by Dr. David Nichols. Dr. Nichols examines the complexities—some groundbreaking, some controversial—of civil rights during this time period,...
|2005_DC_NABOX_050608||5||Natl Archives -- David Owen ("Birth of Xerox")|
Birth of Xerox: David Owen will discuss his book Copies in Seconds: How a Lone Inventor and an Unknown Company Created the Biggest Communication Breakthrough Since Gutenberg—Chester Carlson and the Birth of Xerox (Simon and Schuster, 2005). What makes the first plain-paper office copier unusual among...
|2005_DC_NAWPC_050317||27||Natl Archives -- Donald Ritchie (w/Helen Thomas) ("Reporting from Washington: Washington Press Corps")|
Washington Press Corps: Commonly referred to as the "First Lady of the Press," former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas has been breaking through barriers for women reporters while covering every President since John F. Kennedy. She will provide introductory remarks before Donald Ritchie, Assistant...
|2005_DC_NAOD_051111||5||Natl Archives -- Ed Carter (introducing "Oscar Docs")|
National Archives presents Oscar-winning shorts. In tune with Veterans Day, the National Archives presented five Oscar-winning documentaries. The Academy didn't start awarding Oscars for documentaries until the start of World War II, and most of what won then were basically propaganda shorts. The...
|2005_DC_NABerga_050505||21||Natl Archives -- Grace Guggenheim and Roger Cohen (introducing "Berga")|
Berga: Grace Guggenheim, daughter of the late documentary filmmaker Charles Guggenheim, will explain how her father's final film, Berga: Soldiers of Another War, inspired journalist Roger Cohen to write the book Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazi's Final Gamble (A. A. Knopf, 2005)....
|2005_DC_NALB_051213||24||Natl Archives -- Lonnie Bunch (American Conversations)|
American Conversations with the Archivist of the United States: Remembrance and Reality: The New African American Museum— A Talk with Lonnie Bunch: In this second program in our new series, "American Conversations," Professor Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, talks with Dr. Lonnie Bunch,...
|2005_DC_NAFAA_050210||15||Natl Archives -- Panel -- 80th anniversary of Federal Arbitration Act (incl Janet Reno)|
In cooperation with the National Archives, the American Arbitration Association sponsored a lecture to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Federal Arbitration Act. "The FAA -- Going the Distance: Elements of Legislative Durability" featured the following speakers: ...
|2005_DC_NAAC_050302||15||Natl Archives -- Panel -- American Congress|
The American Congress: ...
|2005_DC_NADM_051019||22||Natl Archives -- Panel -- Decision Making in the Civil War (w/James McPherson, Craig Symonds, and John Marszalek)|
Decision Making in the American Civil War: Three noted historians and authors discuss decision making in the American Civil War. John F. Marszalek, professor emeritus of history at Mississippi State University, analyzes the command decisions and differing perspectives of the generals, particularly Henry...
|2005_DC_NAOW_051118||22||Natl Archives -- Panel -- Orphan Works|
Orphan Works and the Visual Record:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives, with the Center for Social Media and the Program on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, American University, presents a program on copyright law. So called "orphan works"...
|2005_DC_NALib_050615||25||Natl Archives -- Panel -- Presidential Libraries|
Town Hall Meeting: The Presidential Libraries: Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein will moderate a town hall meeting on the Presidential library system. A panel composed of the directors from the National Archives' 11 Presidential libraries will discuss their unique collections as well as...
|2005_DC_NAPF_050202||6||Natl Archives -- Pat Furgurson ("Freedom Rising")|
(Official description) Washington During the Civil War: Historian Ernest Pat Furgurson returns to discuss his latest book, Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War (Knopf, 2004). Before 1861, Washington was a dusty, muddy city of 60,000, joked about by urban sophisticates from New York and Boston....
|2005_DC_NAPOT_050316||8||Natl Archives -- Patricia O'Toole ("When Trumpets Call")|
Patricia O'Toole discussed her latest book, When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After the White House (Simon & Schuster, 2005). Only 50 when he left the Presidency in 1909, Theodore Roosevelt continued to lead a life in the political arena. After going on safari for a year, he challenged Taft for the...
|2005_DC_NABA_050504||4||Natl Archives -- Paul Dickson and Thomas Allen ("Bonus Army")|
The Bonus Army: Paul Dickson and Thomas Allen will discuss their book, The Bonus Army: An American Epic (Walker and Company, 2005). In the summer of 1932, at the height of the Depression, some 45,000 veterans of World War I descended on Washington, DC, from all over the country to demand the bonus...
|2005_DC_NARD_051104||17||Natl Archives -- Robert and Anne Drew ("From Two Men and a War")|
An Evening with Robert Drew and From Two Men and a War: The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the Foundation for the National Archives present a celebration of the career of Robert Drew, who as the founder of Drew Associates pioneered the cinema verite...
|2005_DC_NARW_050209||7||Natl Archives -- Ronald White Jr ("The Eloquent President")|
Historian Ronald White, Jr., discusses his latest book, The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words (Random House, 2005). White examines Lincoln's astonishing oratory and explores his growth as a leader, a communicator, and a man of deepening spiritual conviction. Examining a...
|2005_DC_NASMG_051017||13||Natl Archives -- Sir Martin Gilbert ("Churchill and America")|
Churchill and America: An Archival Perspective: Sir Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill’s official biographer, will discuss his critically hailed new work Churchill and America. Called a "…richly textured and deeply moving portrait of greatness," by the Los Angeles Times and “A masterpiece of...
|2005_DC_NAFF_050511||4||Natl Archives -- Stacy Schiff ("Franklin and France")|
Franklin and France: Stacy Schiff will discuss her book A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America (Henry Holt, 2005). When Franklin stepped onto French soil without any diplomatic training, bent on convincing France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in...
|2005_DC_NASK_050518||8||Natl Archives -- Stanley Karnow ("Paris in the Fifties")|
Paris in the Fifties: Stanley Karnow will discuss his book Paris in the Fifties (Peter Smith Publishing, 2001). In July 1947, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay for the summer. He stayed 10 years, first as a student and later as a correspondent for Time magazine. By...
|2005_DC_NAIT_050622||5||Natl Archives -- Stanley Weintraub ("Iron Tears")|
Iron Tears: Stanley Weintraub will discuss his book Iron Tears: America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire: 1775–1783 (Free Press, 2005). For generations, Americans have viewed the Revolutionary War as a heroic tale of resistance, exclusively from the perspective of the Continental Army and the...
|2005_DC_AHDDay_050322||16||Natl Museum of Amer History -- Donald L. Miller ("D-Days in the Pacific")|
This was a preview of the new History Channel documentary, produced by Lou Reda Productions, based on Donald Miller's new book, D-Days in the Pacific. Afterward, there was a discussion with Miller as well as a reception.
|2005_DC_AHJG_051021||7||Natl Museum of Amer History -- John Gorman ("Buckminster Fuller: Designing for Mobility")|
Author Michael John Gorman presented Buckminster Fuller as an inventor through a visual exploration of his innovative projects. Hailed as one of the greatest minds of our times, Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) is known as an American visionary. Designer, architect, engineer, inventor and...
|2005_DC_AHJS_051213||19||Natl Museum of Amer History -- John Stachel ("1905: Einstein's Miraculous Year")|
1905: Einstein's Miraculous Year: The United Nations has endorsed the year 2005 as the World Year of Physics, a time for international celebration of the pioneering contributions of Albert Einstein in 1905 and an opportunity to increase worldwide awareness of the major role physics will play in the...
|2005_DC_BuildingC_050919||12||NBM -- Architectural competition 2005|
Student Competition Jury: They toiled all day Sunday. View students’ design solutions in a day-long exhibit in the National Building Museum’s Great Hall. Join students to hear a distinguished panel of jurists discuss the entries and announce the winners. The more famous judge was James Eyre, RIBA, a...
|2005_DC_BuildingO_051201||10||NBM -- Cityscapes Revealed opening|
This was the opening reception for the new National Building Museum exhibit, "Cityscapes Revealed," which features a survey of items from the museum's permanent exhibit. The speaker was Chase Rynd, president of the NBM.
|2005_DC_NPC_BookFair_051117||36||NPC -- 28th Annual Book Fair & Authors' Night|
Authors include: Bonnie Angelo, Elizabeth Brownstein, Thomas Allen and Paul Dickson, Art Buchwald, Marfe Ferguson Delano, Gary Hart, Andrew Carroll, Michael Farquhar, Steven V. Roberts, Katherine Skiba, Larry Kane, Jake McGuire, Donald Ritchie, Bob Kinkead, Wendell Minor, Georgie Anne Geyer, Ed Barks,...
|2005_DC_Irving_050815||8||NPC -- John Irving ("Until I Find You")|
John Irving presents Until I Find You — the story of the actor Jack Burns. His mother, Alice, is a Toronto tattoo artist. When Jack is four, he travels with Alice to several North Sea ports; they are trying to find Jack’s missing father, William, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed. But...
|2005_DC_Walker_050804||8||NPC -- Stephen Walker ("Shockwave")|
Stephen Walker: "Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima": Stephen Walker nicely retells the story of Japan's selection months before as a target, reflecting the accelerated progress of the war in Europe, and growing concern among U.S. policymakers at the prospect of unthinkable casualties, Japanese as well...
|2005_DC_Office||275||Office (STAT-USA) -- Various office shots|
(050209) Jackie Savukinas finished defending her PhD dissertation and it was time to celebrate.
(050225) Steve Matheson from Australia visited STAT-USA's offices
(050526) Jack and Shannon's office event
(050720) Office lunch @ The Orleans House (in Arlington VA)
(050804) Kathy Cooper's going away...
|2005_DC_Jennings_050225||19||Office (USITC) -- Tom Jennings' retirement get-together|
|2005_DC_Kershaw_050210||5||Olsson's -- Alex Kershaw ("Longest Winter")|
Author of the best-seller "The Bedford Boys," Alex Kershaw discusses his latest book, "The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon." In December, 1944, deep in the Ardennes forest, a platoon of eighteen men under the command of twenty-year-old...
|2005_DC_CBF_051024||9||Olsson's -- Charles Bracelen Flood ("Grant and Sherman")|
Civil War biographer Charles Bracelen Flood discusses Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War. Nodding acquaintances at West Point, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman met again in 1862 and liked each other immediately. The key, Flood writes, is that Sherman was the ideal...
|2005_DC_Goldie_050509||3||Olsson's -- Goldie Hawn ("A Lotus Grows In The Mud")|
An inspiring and unconventional memoir from one of the world's most beloved actresses, Goldie Hawn signs copies of her new memoir, A Lotus Grows in the Mud. Goldie Hawn's life is an ongoing tableau of stories, and she has a born knack for telling them. In this candid and insightful book, Goldie invites...
|2005_DC_Shenk_051018||3||Olsson's -- Joshua Wolf Shenk ("Lincoln Melancholy")|
Joshua Wolf Shenk : Washington Monthly writer and contributor to the upcoming documentary about Lincoln's depression that will air this fall on the History Channel, Joshua Wolf Shenk discusses his new book, Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. With a rare...
|2005_DC_Farquhar_050613||3||Olsson's -- Michael Farquhar ("Treasury of Deception")|
Michael Farquhar: Writer and editor at The Washington Post and author of "A Treasury of Great American Scandals," Michael Farquhar discusses his latest book, in paperback, A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes, and...
|2005_DC_OSCard_050314||6||Olsson's -- Orson Scott Card ("Ender's Game")|
Orson Scott Card -- Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of Ender's Game, Orson Scott Cards reads from his latest novel, Shadow of the Giant, which is the follow-up to Ender's Game, and its parallel, Ender's Shadow, and features that novel's hero, Bean (now a young man), wrestling with moral and ethical...
|2005_DC_Ritter_051012||6||Olsson's -- Scott Ritter ("Iraq Confidential")|
Scott Ritter is the straight-talking former marine officer who helped lead the UN weapons inspections of Iraq following the 1991 Gulf War. In his new book, Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the UN and Overthrow Saddam Hussein, he argues that Washington was...
|2005_DC_Whouse_People_051211||55||Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House|
|2005_DC_Mara_050330||113||Personal -- Mara Mayor's retirement event|
|2005_DC_Ralph_050205||3||Personal -- Ralph's 50th birthday party|
Taken at the Old Europe Restaurant in Georgetown.
|2005_DC_Scott||1||Personal -- Scott Meyerle|
|2005_DC_Hunter_051019||9||Politics & Prose -- Tab Hunter in conversation with John Waters|
This was an interview with John Waters, the Baltimore-native known for some unusual movies like "Pink Flamingos", interviewing former heart-throb Tab Hunter. It was a promotion for Hunter's autobiography "Tab Hunter Confidential". The rapid transformation of the introverted Art Gelien into Tab Hunter,...
|2005_DC_Women_050331||25||Ronald Reagan Bldg -- Natl Women's History Month w/Judy Woodruff|
The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, had a program celebrating March as National Women's History Month. The 2005 theme is "Women Change America."
The keynote speaker was...
|2005_DC_Weinberg_051120||39||Sixth & I's 6th In The City series -- Max Weinberg|
Cited by the Playboy Pop and Jazz Music Poll and the Rolling Stone Critics Poll (1986) as Best Drummer, Weinberg has performed or recorded with some of contemporary music’s biggest names including Sting, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr, Natalie Merchant, Pete Townshend of...
|2005_DC_Reiss_051110||34||Sixth & I's 6th In The City series -- Mike Reiss (Simpsons)|
Mike Reiss has won four Emmy Awards for his work on The Simpsons, the wacky, animated television series that has kept America laughing for more than a decade and earned Time magazine’s vote as “the greatest TV show of the twentieth century.” During his eleven seasons on the show, Reiss has penned a...
|2005_DC_SAGW_050324||22||Smithsonian Associates -- Gene Wilder|
Memorable for his curly mop of straw-colored hair, critically acclaimed motion picture and stage actor Gene Wilder has received two Academy Award nominations—for his role in The Producers (1968) and for co-writing Young Frankenstein with Mel Brooks.
He made his movie debut in Bonnie and Clyde as an...
|2005_DC_SAJT_051005||46||Smithsonian Associates -- Home with John Travolta and Kelly Preston|
Architectural Digest…Home with John Travolta and Kelly Preston. Cosponsored by Architectural Digest Magazine.
Join John Travolta and Kelly Preston for a vicarious tour of their airplane-friendly home, in this captivating evening moderated by Paige Rense, editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest and...
|2005_DC_SAJW_050525||18||Smithsonian Associates -- Jack Welch|
Jack Welch—Insights on Winning: During his 40-year career at General Electric, Jack Welch led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with its relentless focus on...
|2005_DC_SAMR_050922||7||Smithsonian Associates -- Mark Russell|
Mark Russell: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Capitol: When asked whether he uses writers for any of his comedic material, Mark Russell is honest to a fault. “Oh yes,” he says, “I have 535 of them—100 in the Senate and 435 in the House!” As everyone knows, politics can be absurd, and no one...
|2005_DC_SAMC_051106||12||Smithsonian Associates -- Michael Crichton ("State of Fear")|
An Afternoon with Michael Crichton: In Collaboration with The Washington Center for Complexity and Public Policy: Isn't it interesting how his novels always seem to pre-date some real-world scientific discovery, technological development or headline event?
Michael Crichton, mega-selling author and...
|2005_DC_SAEis_050608||15||Smithsonian Associates -- Michael Eisner|
Once Upon a Time ... in Camp Keewaydin: Michael Eisner’s Boyhood Memories: Long before he took the helm at one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael D. Eisner was just a kid from New York City. But at age seven he began a rite of passage that left an...
|2005_DC_SASDO_050520||16||Smithsonian Associates -- Sandra Day O'Connor (2005 Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate)|
In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor, nominated by President Reagan, was sworn in as the first woman associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. A pragmatic, moderate, and creative jurist, known for her dispassionate and meticulously researched opinions on the bench, she has been a mentor and role model for...
|2005_DC_SAST_051130||18||Smithsonian Associates -- Stansfield Turner ("Burn Before Reading") and Marvin Kalb|
The White House and the CIA: At several pivotal moments in our nation’s history, presidents and their Central Intelligence Agency directors made major decisions that would shape the intelligence community—and the world— for many years after. These resolutions, often crafted behind the scenes, were...
|2005_DC_SASH_050214||29||Smithsonian Associates -- Stephen Hawking|
In this extraordinary evening, world-renowned physicist and Cambridge University professor Stephen Hawking is awarded the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal to honor his continued ground-breaking research in theoretical physics and his influence on young scientists in Great Britain, the United States,...
|2005_DC_SATLR_051212||15||Smithsonian Associates -- Tony La Russa, Buzz Bissinger, John Grisham|
Tony La Russa and Buzz Bissinger Talk with John Grisham: Tony La Russa, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals—and one of baseball’s alltime greats, knows all about the heat of the pennant race. He’s been recognized for his many years of insight, wisdom and dedication to baseball by being named Manager of...
|2005_DC_SA2BOB_050414||23||Smithsonian Associates -- Two Bobs (Bob Dole and Bob Edwards)|
The Two Bobs: Dole Speaks with Edwards: Recognized as one of the most prominent and respected political figures of our time, Bob Dole served as Republican leader of the United States Senate for 12 years, ran as the vice presidential nominee with Gerald Ford in 1976, and was the 1996 Republican nominee...
|2005_DC_Healing_051202||6||Wilson Center -- Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave ("Healing Light")|
Healing Light is a collection of 30 verse prayers inspired by the children of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The book’s preface is written by India’s Foreign Minister, K. Natwar Singh, and its forward is by Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former Secretary General of the United Nations. The author composed the...
|2005_DC_Outsourcing_050607||10||Wilson Center -- Panel (Outsourcing America)|
"Outsourcing America: What's Behind Our National Crisis and How We Can Reclaim American Jobs" co-author Ron Hira was joined by commentators: Aaron Bernstein (Senior Writer, BusinessWeek), Bruce Mehlman (Co-founder and Partner, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc.) and Shang-Jin Wei (Advisor and Head of Trade...
|2005_DC_WilTel_050614||10||Wilson Center -- Pete Hoekstra (U.S. Intelligence)|
Current Issues Facing U.S. Intelligence: Striking a Balance Between People and Technology: A Director's Forum with Representative Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. As one of the few former Fortune 500 business executives in Congress, Congressman...