Newseum in Washington DC has a lovely terrace and great views
I'm a total news junkie.
I tell time by NPR's hourly updates. I volunteer at KCRW's pledge drive. I know I'm supposed to be on the road if I hear the Today Show theme song starting to play. I check BBC, NYT, CNN, and others all day. I read the LA Times over breakfast, and Newsweek during dinner. I want Carl Kasell to record my voicemail.
So, of course, I headed to the Newseum in Washington DC! And, oh my gosh, I LOVED IT. This is a fantastic museum! You should go!!!
It is fully interactive and makes good use of all the multi-media available today. I cried in the Pultizer Prize Photographs Gallery...they have interviews of photographers on a loop, and stories about them next to their powerful and iconic images.
FOTOBAMA and FotoWeek DC 2009.
Journalist Memorial. A touching tribute to those who lost their lives bringing us the news. Daniel Pearl's passport and laptop are included in the exhibit.
And here is something I picked up in the gift shop:
555 Pennsylvania Avenue (at Sixth Street NW)
$20 for adults