News History

Newseum is Open During Government Shutdown

Newseum is open during government shutdown

The Newseum will remain open as normal in the event of a federal government shutdown.
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Newseum Unveils Exhibit on Fake News

Fake News

The exhibit uses eye-opening examples to show how lies and misinformation influenced the 2016 presidential election.
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Newseum Unveils New Journalism Artifacts

The artifacts are central to two prominent and recent incidents involving press freedom in the United States.
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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

Douglas Brinkley, Marc Morial and Shepard Smith

In a public program at the Newseum, historian Douglas Brinkley, former New Orleans mayor Marc Morial and Fox News anchor Shepard Smith shared their unique perspectives and experiences during and after the devastating hurricane.
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10 Years After Katrina: Mississippi Strong

Sun Herald Front Page

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Stan Tiner, executive editor of the Biloxi Sun Herald, describes a state with grit, hope and an eye on the next big storm.
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40 Years Ago in News History: President Nixon Resigns

Washington Post "Nixon Resigns"

On Aug. 9, 1974, at noon, Richard M. Nixon became the first U.S. president to resign the office.
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50 Years Ago in News History: The Gulf of Tonkin

Gulf of Tonkin

On Aug. 7, 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, expanding the president’s authority over the military and effectively marking the beginning of the Vietnam War — one of the defining events in modern U.S. history.
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Newseum Marks Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Tiananmen Square protests

June 4 marks the 25th anniversary of the violent end of the Tiananmen Square protests in China. At the Newseum, two programs and a new podcast explore the pro-democracy demonstrations and the military intervention that ended in a massacre.
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