Your 30 Plus Teams Tour of Washington DC is bringing the four of you to a place called ” The Newseum . “
It’s a museum about what else ?
The news whether it be radio , television or newspapers on any topic .
Unlike the other museums in the city , this one opens up at 9 am and not 10 am .
The admission price is $ 22 plus tax , but if you return the next day , admission is free .
Just remember to get your ticket stamped at the front desk before you leave .
From the seventh floor terrace of the museum , you can see some of the most beautiful views of Pennsylvania Avenue .
The first exhibit you all noticed wasn’t on the terrace level or even when you all entered the building .
It was right in front .
There were newspapers from around the world .
You not only saw a newspaper from Richmond , Virginia , your hometown , but from your parents home country , The Philippines .
You just had to take a picture of this on your phone to send to them .
You all thought it might take you all day to see this museum , but you all figure that you can come back the next day to see what you missed .
One of the girls wanted to see the exhibit on the coverage of the Vietnam War , not only because you all were very small when it happened , but because her cousin was in Vietnam .
One of the other girls likes the exhibit on the President’s dogs .
She wants to get a dog like the Scottish Terrier that FDR had .
There’s also an exhibit on the Washington Nationals , perfect for a 30 Plus Teams Tour you all think .
You all briefly look at the world coverage of September 11th , but didn’t stay long .
One of the girls tries her hand at being a reporter at one of the many hands on exhibits .
You were so focused on the wall known as ” The Journalists Memorial . ”
This is the wall that has the names of journalist’s all over the world and the United States killed for just being who they were and doing their job .
You all were under the impression that the United States was one of the countries that had the most freedom of the press .
You all were wrong .
Norway and Sweden are the two countries that truly have Freedom of the Press , something that we take for granted everyday in this country .
You couldn’t believe that you all had been in this museum for almost four hours all ready .
It was that interesting and you still didn’t get to see every exhibit on all seven floors .
The four of you are going to come back tomorrow because you got a deeper understanding of how the news is gathered .
Sometimes at a cost to the reporters life .