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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Washington DC: Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery

Hands down the most engaging museum in the country for anyone who loves the media. The Newseum offers a unique perspective on U.S. and world history...all through the eyes of the media. From the TV Studio to Meet the Press host Tim Russert's office to the 9/11 exhibit, there are almost too many things to check out. The exhibit that moved me most is the Pulitzer photo gallery featuring the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled as well as interviews with many of the photographers.

Some of the photographs have become icons of their time: Marines raising Old Glory on Iwo Jima, the joyful reunion of a returning prisoner of war and his family, a firefighter cradling an injured infant after the Oklahoma City bombing. Those and other images record the defining moments of our world and time.

See the clip as Ron Edmonds of the Associated Press talks about the assassination attempt on President Reagan.