Friday, November 07, 2014
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
President Dwight D. Eisenhower is most commonly remembered as a vocal opponent of communism and a leader who ushered in one of America's most prosperous eras. But a new national memorial in Washington D.C. offers a different image: designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, the proposed monument features Eisenhower as a young, barefoot boy in Abilene, Kansas, gazing on images of his adult accomplishments. This has been met by criticism, mostly from Eisenhower's family.
Monday, November 21, 2011
By Jim O'Grady
The 2012 opening of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center could be delayed because the museum and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are arguing over funds.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Construction of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island has been going on for just several months — but the designs for the structure are nearly 40 years old.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Friday, September 02, 2011
By WNYC Culture
This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.
Friday, August 06, 2010
A U.S. representative participated for the first time Friday in Japan's annual commemoration of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima, in a 65th anniversary event that organizers hope will bolster global efforts toward nuclear disarmament.
Friday, May 28, 2010
People across America will take advantage of an extra vacation day this weekend. Many will also be paying their respects to the men and women who have died serving their country in the U.S. military. Some also take the chance to remember people outside of the military who have been important to them. We're asking listeners, who will you memorialize this Memorial Day? Tell us who, and why.
Monday, April 12, 2010
By Jeff Spurgeon : WQXR Host
George Jellinek, former WQXR Music Director and host of the station’s long-running program The Vocal Scene, will be remembered at a free public concert on Sunday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall in Manhattan.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Yesterday friends and family gathered in New York City to say farewell to one of the nation's most beloved figures: Walter Cronkite. The TV anchor and star journalist was memorialized by an all-star cast of friends including Jimmy Buffett, who sang a song for his sailing buddy; former President Bill Clinton, who remembered a friendly gesture during a difficult time; and President Barack Obama, who stopped by before addressing a joint session of Congress. The Takeaway's guest host Lynn Sherr remembers her old friend and neighbor.
Below is President Bill Clinton's speech from the memorial service. Click through to see the eulogies from President Obama, Bob Schieffer, and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friends, colleagues and extended family gathered on Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Roxbury, Massachusetts, to pay their respects at the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. We listen to some of the most notable moments.
Watch part of Ted Kennedy Jr.'s speech at his father's funeral at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica church in Boston.
Friday, August 28, 2009
We talk with 76-year-old Arnold Howe, who is waiting in line in Boston to pay his respects to Senator Kennedy. Arnold was one year behind Kennedy at Harvard and graduated with the Class of 1955. Kennedy helped him get his first job when businesses weren't hiring blacks.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Dominick Dunne, writer for Vanity Fair magazine and best-selling author of crime stories about the rich and famous, died yesterday at age 83 in his home in Manhattan. He's well-known for his best-selling novels, "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles,” and “An Inconvenient Woman,” both about murders in high society. We talk with David Carr, New York Times columnist.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Lucy Marcus, former intern for Senator Ted Kennedy, joins us today to talk about the work she did with him on education policy. She now lives in the United Kingdom, where she runs a company which restructures private equity funds.