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Covering the Presidents

When Tom Hoy was a newspaper man in Washington D.C. he had the thrill of covering two of the most influential men of the twentieth…

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Pictures of the Famous

His pictures have appeared in newspapers and books from coast to coast and around the world…and even though you may have never heard of his…

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A Museum for Things Left Behind

It’s a simple memorial.  140 black granite panels containing over 58,000 names.  A simple memorial with deep meaning.  A place where people come to reflect…

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Where Thousands Come to Pay Respect

This Washington D.C. memorial is just a kid when compared to monuments to Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson that are nearby.  But in it’s short life,…

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Not “Just” a Wall

A few years ago I sat on a park bench and visited with a man about a wall he helped build.  This isn’t any ordinary…

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An Astronaut Program For Women

In the early 1980s, the United States put its first woman into space, a full two decades after space travel began.  So why didn’t women…

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Training Another Gender for Outer Space

The first man in space, the first man to orbit the earth, the first man to walk on the moon…you may know those pioneers and…

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The Unique Village in the City

It was a village inside Arlington National Cemetery…a place where people found refuge during the Civil War.  This is the story of the unique city…

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The Historic Spot at Arlington National Cemetery

Although most visitors to Arlington National Cemetery simply see the Tomb of the Unknowns and perhaps the JFK grave site…there are many interesting areas of…

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From Summer Job to Over 30 Year Career

Tom thought he was coming here simply to fill a summer job.  After more than 30 years later, he says it was a great role……

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Burning the White House

It was an act that seemed unthinkable.  Another nation’s army marched into the United States capital and burned its most important government buildings to the ground, with…

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The Most Famous Lady to Occupy the White House

Perhaps the most famous first lady to ever occupy the White House was Dolly Madison.  She was known to host parties with lavish desserts, but she is…

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George Washington’s Influence on the White House Design

Although George Washington was the nation’s first president, he never got to live inside the presidential mansion that was being constructed in Washington, D.C.  Our first presidents…

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The Affect of Farming on Building the White House and Capitol

It was a long and tedious process to build the U.S. Capitol and what we know as the White House.  The hand labor, intricate carvings and movement…

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Honoring America’s Heroes

Every independence day we celebrate our freedom. This soldier is reminded of the cost of that freedom as he protects the resting place of America’s…

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Standing Your Ground

When the British entered the Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812, they burned many of the government’s buildings, including the residence of the president. …

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The Octagon in Washington, DC

Everyone knows the Pentagon is in Washington.  But did you know the city is home to an Octagon as well?  It may not be as…

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The Thing

It’s often referred to as simply, “The Thing.”  That “thing” was a piece of equipment used to acquire secrets from the United States.  Today you…

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The Spy Museum

What’s it take to become a word class spy?  The answers and the job description may just surprise you.  Today we visit with a man…

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A Veteran of the CIA

Today we spent time with a veteran of the CIA.  In fact, he spent over two decades in clandestine operations and we discuss how and…

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