With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The year 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the start of demolition of the original Penn Station. It was also the 50th anniversary of the special operating permit granted to Madison Square Garden to operate over the existing train tracks and platforms of the underground station. On July 24, 2013 the New York City Council passed a vote limiting the extension of those air rights to only 10 years, thereby sparking a debate over the future of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.
My American Experience
From Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Buiding and Grand Central Terminal, to the carvings on Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, and Grand Coulee Dam, the U.S. has dozens of impressive, important, and iconic structures. Which ones have you been to? Which has had the biggest impact on its local community and on the country? Which one is your favorite?
Early on the morning of June 13, 1825, as was his daily custom, 57-year-old President John Quincy Adams went swimming in the Potomac. Instead of swimming near the bank as he usually did, Adams and his servant Antoine Guista decided to row a small boat across the wide river and swim back. When they were halfway across the river, a fierce wind suddenly arose, and their boat filled with water, forcing them to jump overboard.