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Friday, July 19, 2013

G-Men and Journalists

FBI Director talks to famed columnist Walter Winchell. 
Maybe it's the fact that I spent years in journalism, but the Newseum is my favorite DC museum.

Invariably, when we take visitors there, they are impressed with the modern, 6-story facility, too.

And it is exhibits like G-Men and Journalists, which, with its 300 artifacts that capture the sometimes cooperative, sometimes combative relationship between the FBI and the news media, makes the Newseum so popular.

Here is a quick look at just some of what you can see in the exhibit. But you really should get to the Newseum and check it out for yourself.

The capture of gangster John Dillinger brought acclaim to Hoover and the Bureau

The kidnap of the Lindbergh baby added to the story

Questions still remain about the FBI during the Civil Rights era

In the 1970s, Patty Heart was a huge story.

With the Oklahoma City, domestic terror struck 

And that terror only deepened with 9/11 ...

... and the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
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While you are taking your walk through the history of the FBI and America's biggest crimes, don't forget to:
Get your picture taken between Hoover and Dillinger

See how shrewd use of popular culture increased the FBI image

And learn about the Ten Most Wanted

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