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February 24, 2012  •  

Highlighted Site of the Week – The Newseum’s New Exhibit

FDR fireside chatOur Highlighted Site of the Week is The Newseum, a news and journalism interactive museum in Washington, D.C. On Level 6, the Newseum opened a new exhibit last Friday called Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press.

On display are Tina Fey’s SNL Sarah Palin red suit and glasses, a microphone used by Franklin D. Roosevelt to deliver his famous “fireside chats,” handwritten notes taken by John F. Kennedy during a 1960 presidential debate with Richard Nixon, and much more.

According to their site: “The Newseum’s new election-year exhibit, ‘Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press,’ explores how media coverage of presidential campaigns has evolved from William McKinley’s 1896 front porch campaign to Barack Obama’s 2008 Internet campaign, as candidates and reporters tangle over issues, images and control of the story.”

Take a look at this great article about the exhibit – “Campaign laughs and history on view at D.C.’s Newseum” by Brett Zongker (Associated Press) in the Washington Times.

You can follow the Newseum’s social media, too!

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Have a great weekend everyone!

Thank you to News You Can Use Editor Jim Sedor for finding this great exhibit.


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