Sisters Dezzeo and Hardt in front of the building.
One of the displays is "PICTURES OF THE YEAR". This wonderful picture of a little boy being rescued after the earthquake in Haiti just captured my heart. Every picture told a story.
They have a wonderful display all about the BERLIN WALL. It tells all about how reporters kept the world informed about what was happening. Very moving videos and stories of people trying to escape. This portion of the wall is the largest piece outside of Germany.
This little piece is there so you can touch it. Sister Hardt
This is one of the guard towers that was also brought over and put on display.
Another section is all about criminals, crimes, mobsters, terrorists. How reporters often "break" the story.
The patio is truly the very best view of DC. You can see it is just up the street from the capital.
They put out new papers every day from all around the world. Maybe 50-100 of them on display. Showing how vital news is to the world.
One of Our hometown newpapers.
They had large quotes all over expressing the importance of news.
This is the actual drugstore counter where the sit-in was held to allow all people to eat at the same counters.
A whole section on political news. And famous political pictures. Here are 3 presidents together. Bush, Clinton, and Obama.
And a young Clinton meeting President Jimmy Carter.
A whole section is dedicated to the 9-11 terrorist attacks. This is a section of the antenea from the top of the world trade center that was found in the rubble.
This is Tim Russerts' Office. It was brought here and put on display. He was a hero of Sis. Hardt
FREEDOM OF RELIGION
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY
FREEDOM OF PRESS
FREEDOM TO PETITION
This was a very educational map. The countries in green have freedom of press, yellow has some freedom of press and red has no freedom of press. We are so blessed here. You can see there is not a lot of green on the map.
This display was all about the many reporters who have died while "on the job". I couldn't believe it.
Then there was this wonderful area with all the Pulitzer prize winning photos. It was absolutely moving. This was my favorite one. Incredibly sad, but telling. The reporter, Kevin Carter, took this picture in East Africa (Sudan), during the 1993 famine. At a feeding station he found people so weakened by hunger they were dying at the rate of 20 per hour. He found this tiny girl trying to make her way to the feeding center and as he prepared to take the photo, this big vulture landed nearby. He took the photo and then chased the vulture away. Afterward, he sits under a tree and cries. The picture ran in newspapers world wide. Carter received outraged letters and phone calls. Why didn't he pick the child up.. Journalist had been told not to touch any famine victims.