Getting a Media Fix at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
News junkies may think they have died and gone to heaven. With a decidedly interactive set of galleries and exhibits, the Newseum packs in everything from Tim Russert's Meet the Press office to the door from the Watergate break-in to huge slabs of the Berlin Wall. Every form of modern media is represented—newspapers, radio, television, blogs, tweets, and other digital forms—with a mission that underscores the importance of a free press while displaying media and objects from major world events of the past century. Be forewarned: with fourteen galleries of exhibits and fifteen theaters, including a mind-bending 4D immersion experience, information and sensory overload may occur. Clear your head by taking the giant glass elevators up to the sixth-floor terrace for a tranquil view of the Capitol Building and the National Gallery of Art.
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