Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

AP photographer Max Desfor was there when the Enola Gay returned from its bombing run over Hiroshima. Desfor was one of the first to fly over and photograph the damage.


Watergate Engulfs Nixon

Two young Washington Post reporters broke the Watergate story. Woodward and Bernstein played a large role in the demise of the Nixon Presidency and changed American investigative journalism.


JFK Assassinated

Reporter Ike Pappas was right next to Jack Ruby when he shot Lee Harvey Oswald. Pappas tells the story that unfolded on live television.


Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall fell after a simple statement at an East German news conference. Confusion reigned until NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw confirmed the story.


Women Vote

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton did not live to see women win the right to vote. But they were able to keep the cause alive in large part by using the power of the press.


Men First Walk on the Moon

The Apollo 11 launch was a media mob scene. Life Magazine photographer Ralph Morse tells how he got exclusive pictures of astronaut Neil Armstrong's wife.


US Enters World War I

When the United States entered World War 1, President Wilson created the Committee for Public Information and named George Creel to run it. Creel presided over the only agency in US history specifically designed for propaganda.


Wright Brothers First Flight

After the historic flight at Kitty Hawk the Associated Press passed on the story. A Virginia newspaper did run the story but got almost every fact wrong.


Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor

Right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor President Roosevelt formed the Office of Censorship. Censorship is usually a dirty word with journalists, but during the war it was the journalists who made it work.


Nazi Holocaust Exposed

Many journalists received reports the Nazis were killing Jews but didn't report them. It was not until journalists saw the concentration camps that it became a front page news story.