|1996_DC_CJones_961001||6||Barnes & Noble -- Chuck Jones|
|2002_DC_Buchwald_021115||6||Borders -- Art Buchwald|
Art Buchwald, the Washington Post humorist, was doing a book-signing locally so I trudged up to the Dupont Circle area to see him. He's certainly an interesting looking person and he radiates warmth and cheer. While I was there, he pointed over to a shelf with best sellers and said "Death and decay....
|1998_VA_Shaara_980627||4||Borders -- Jeff Shaara ("Gods and Generals")|
|2002_DC_Morris_020205||7||Capitol Hill History Project -- Edmund and Sylvia Morris (Teddy Roosevelt)|
This was the inaugural lecture of the Capitol Hill History Project. Edmund Morris had recently published his second book on Theodore Roosevelt, called "Theodore Rex". He had also written the first in that series, called "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" as well as "Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan."...
|2002_DC_Smith_020910||7||Capitol Hill History Project -- Edward C Smith (Capitol Hill During the Civil War)|
This meeting was held at the Masonic Naval Lodge Hall. Introduced by John Franzen (chairman of the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project) and then Lucinda Janke (Kiplinger Washington Collection), Professor Edward C Smith from American University gave a talk about "Capitol Hill During the Civil...
|2002_DC_Smith_021112||21||Capitol Hill History Project -- Sam and Kathryn Smith|
This session of the CHHP was a lively discussion by Sam and Kathy Smith, who've been activists on the Hill for years. They discussed life on the Hill from the 1960's forward. Sam was the editor of the Capital East Gazette, a founder of the DC Statehood Party, and the national Green Party. (As John...
|2002_VA_KB_021207||6||Costco @ Pentagon City -- Ken Burns ("Civil War" DVD)|
Ken Burns was at the Costco in Pentagon City to promote the DVD version of the "Civil War" documentary series that he did for PBS. I thought it would be crowded but it wasn't--I guess $85 items aren't exactly impulse buys. As he sat signing next to a drip from a leak in the ceiling, he said he was...
|1996_DC_JLeno_961001||2||Crown Books -- Jay Leno|
|1997_MD_McCarthy_971114||1||Crown Books -- Jenny McCarthy (not great pictures)|
These weren't great pictures.
|2002_DC_DOCSF_021216||26||Dept of Commerce -- Secretary's Forum: Children of the Twilight Struggle|
The Secretary's Forum is a periodic event that Commerce sponsors. This particular one was called "Children of the Twilight Struggle: Reflections From The Cold War & Its Relevance To The War On Terrorism". This event, introduced by Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, featured Sergei Khrushchev (Soviet...
|2001_DC_SIAIR_Signing_010701||5||Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Book Signing|
|2002_DC_NPC_BookFair_021114||47||NPC -- 25th Annual Book Fair & Authors' Night (2002)|
This was an amazing event! I'd never been to this but there were authors out the wazoo here. Very cool!
Authors here: Phyllis George, George Will, Kenneth Starr, Dick Morris, Jeff Shaara, David Roosevelt, C. Brian Kelly, Lisa Beamer, Carlo D'Este, Chris Matthews, Tom Shales, Robert Guillaume,...
|2002_DC_SAAR_021210||9||Smithsonian Associates -- Andy Rooney|
Andy was promoting his new book "Common Nonsense". The 60 Minutes commentator was interesting to listen to as he talked about his life as a reporter during World War II and his impressions of George W. He couldn't understand why the President was so popular given how the Iraqi situation was going--the...
|2002_DC_SAJC_020611||1||Smithsonian Associates -- John Cleese|
While it was a thrill to see John Cleese, his presentation didn't go so well. There was a moderator who decided it would be appropriate to spend more time discussing his own feelings than John's. And there was a long retrospective film of John's ventures (including Monty Python of course but...
|2002_DC_SARCH_021010||14||Smithsonian Associates -- Richard C Hottelet|
Richard C Hottelet was one of Edward R Murrow's reporters. Together, the "Murrow Boys" provided radio commentary during World War II which kept the American public informed about what was going on over there. Hottelet himself was temporarily imprisoned by the Nazis, watched the invasion of D-Day, and...
|2019_03_16B1_LincolnS||279||Abraham Lincoln 2019 Symposium @ Fords Theatre -- Speakers|
The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Opening Remarks at 9:00 a.m. This even... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_02_14C1_GWU_4Freedoms||337||DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Exhibit: Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms (1st visit)|
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
February 13, 2019 through April 29, 2019
Norman Rockwell’s masterpieces make their way to Washington as part of a major international traveling exhibition on the Four Freedoms famously outlined by Franklin D. Roosevelt: freedom of speech; free...
|2019_03_09A1_Hernandez||104||Politics & Prose -- Jaime Hernandez ("Is This How You See Me?") w/Sarah Boxer|
Jaime Hernandez - Is This How You See Me? in conversation with Sarah Boxer
With his brothers Gilbert and Mario, Jaime Hernandez created Love and Rockets, one of the first comics to appear in the 1980s alternative comics movement. Hernandez has continued and expanded that series with his award-winnin... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_02_27E1_Addiction||213||Natl Archives -- PBS NOVA "Addiction" screening and discussion|
Addiction, a documentary produced for PBS’s NOVA, examines how easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like OxyContin has fueled an epidemic of addiction—the deadliest in U.S. history. Now, science is revealing how addiction affects the brain, and top ... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_03_04A1_Royce||157||DC -- USC/PDC/PDAA -- Hon. Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs|
Welcoming Hon. Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Her bio: https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/280673.htm (Partially reviewed)