In the midst of an east coast binge tour, a 15-day seven-city vacation/business trip, I found the time to take a few hours off in Washington D.C. to visit the Newseum. No not a new museum, as the rest of my family has asked when I am speaking on the phone, but a museum dedicated to the great journalists that bring us the news every day in every medium.
It felt more like a modern history of the World than it did a museum of news. From the Berlin Wall to 9/11 to Katrina, the Newseum covers it all.
Even more impressive than the stories, photographs, radio and television broadcasts were the amazing people that, at some points, risked their lives have a front row seat to history.
I am so fortunate to have worked with many of the brilliant journalists featured in the Newseum and proud to call myself a colleague of these amazing people.
If you are ever in Washington D.C., the Newseum is a must on your list of things to see. I can’t wait until they add a section for the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010 to see the amazing work of the friends I made while covering that story last summer.
I also got to meet up with my good friend Lesley Clark for lunch and visit the McClatchy offices in D.C. while I was in town. It’s always great to share the “war stories,” that Lesley and I experienced while cover the Gulf oil spill together.
Next is a train ride to NYC for a visit to ABC, Bloomberg, CBS and The New York Times.