National Constitution Center http://wrti.org en 150 Celebrated News Photographs: The Pulitzer Winners On Display in Philadelphia http://wrti.org/post/150-celebrated-news-photographs-pulitzer-winners-display-philadelphia <p>The National Constitution Center's new exhibition includes many of the world's most celebrated journalistic photographs. WRTI's Jim Cotter reports.<br /><br />The Pulitzer Prizes were originally established by a bequest from newspaper baron Joseph Pulitzer, a century ago, to recognize exceptional contributions to journalism and literature.&nbsp; Prizes for music and photography were added in the early 1940s.</p><p>The Constitution Center's <strong><em>Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs</em> </strong>is a moving exposition of prize-winning images from the past 70 years.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:31:18 +0000 Jim Cotter 6564 at http://wrti.org 150 Celebrated News Photographs: The Pulitzer Winners On Display in Philadelphia 1968 At The National Constitution Center http://wrti.org/post/1968-national-constitution-center <p>The musical <em>Hair </em>opened on Broadway, and <em>2001: A Space Odyssey</em> was at the movies. It was also in 1968 that Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, and 14,000 American military personnel died in Vietnam.</p><p></p><p>A transformative year across American culture, 1968 is explored in a new exhibition that's now on view at the National Constitution Center. <a href="http://constitutioncenter.org/experience/exhibitions/feature-exhibitions/the-1968-exhibit" target="_blank"><strong>The 1968 Exhibit runs through September 2nd, 2013</strong></a></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:45:44 +0000 Susan Lewis 6266 at http://wrti.org 1968 At The National Constitution Center Jeffrey Rosen On The Importance of Constitutional Conversations http://wrti.org/post/jeffrey-rosen-importance-constitutional-conversations <p></p><p>The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia has an important role to play in 21st-century public discourse. That’s the view of its new president and CEO. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:13:09 +0000 Susan Lewis 6099 at http://wrti.org Jeffrey Rosen On The Importance of Constitutional Conversations How Transformative Was 1968? http://wrti.org/post/how-transformative-was-1968 <p></p><p>The musical <em>Hair</em> opened on Broadway, and <em>2001: A Space Odyssey </em>was at the movies. It was also in 1968 that Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, and 14,000 American military personnel died in Vietnam.</p><p>A transformative year across American culture, 1968 is explored in a new exhibition that's now on view at the National Constitution Center. <a href="http://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/the-1968-exhibit" target="_blank"><strong><em>The 1968 Exhibit</em> runs through September 2nd, 2013.</strong></a></p><p>http://youtu.be/xPLg5gA-9ck</p><p></p><p> http://youtu.be/VcTzrkH4s2A</p><p></p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:17:56 +0000 Susan Lewis 6092 at http://wrti.org How Transformative Was 1968? No Booze at The Constitution Center http://wrti.org/post/no-booze-constitution-center <p>As the National Constitution Center stages a <a href="http://prohibition.constitutioncenter.org/index.html">major&nbsp;exhibition on Prohibition</a>, Susan Lewis looks at the early 20th-century ban on alcohol and its consequences&nbsp;for American culture.</p><p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 21:14:40 +0000 Susan Lewis 4882 at http://wrti.org No Booze at The Constitution Center National Constitution Center Examines the Legacy of Prohibition http://wrti.org/post/national-constitution-center-examines-legacy-prohibition <p>Although it did not explicitly ban drinking, the 18<sup>th</sup> Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors. Ratified in 1919, it took effect in 1920. By the time of its repeal, 13 years later in 1933, prohibition had triggered major changes in the American social, political and economic landscape.&nbsp; The National Constitution Center is now staging an exhibition about that era.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:02:43 +0000 Susan Lewis 4657 at http://wrti.org National Constitution Center Examines the Legacy of Prohibition Notes On A Dry Country http://wrti.org/post/notes-dry-country <p>As the National Constitution Center stages a major&nbsp;exhibition on Prohibition, WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the early 20th-century ban on alcohol, and its consequences&nbsp;for American culture.</p><p><a href="http://constitutioncenter.org/experience/exhibitions/feature-exhibitions/american-spirits" target="_blank"><strong>American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is at the National Constitution Center from October 19, 2012 to April 28, 2013.</strong></a></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:05:11 +0000 Susan Lewis 4618 at http://wrti.org Notes On A Dry Country Presidential Artifacts: A New Exhibition At The National Constitution Center http://wrti.org/post/presidential-artifacts-new-exhibition-national-constitution-center <p>The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia has on display 30 presidential artifacts from the 1700s to the present. WRTI&#39;s Timothy Churchill looks at a few&nbsp;choice items&nbsp;from&nbsp;past presidential campaigns as the current contest between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney heats up. <a href="http://constitutioncenter.org/exhibits/"><strong>I<strong>n</strong>formation about the exhibition</strong></a></p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:37:43 +0000 Timothy Churchill 4149 at http://wrti.org Presidential Artifacts: A New Exhibition At The National Constitution Center Two Exhibitions at National Constitution Center Expose the REAL George Washington http://wrti.org/post/two-exhibitions-national-constitution-center-expose-real-george-washington <p>As America's first president is considered through the material culture of two of his households - one at Mount Vernon and one in Philadelphia - WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the man behind the myth. NEW VIEWS FROM MOUNT VERNON, and THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE: THE UNTOLD STORY IN QUILTS run through September 5th at the Nat'l Constitution Center.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:01:10 +0000 Susan Lewis 3389 at http://wrti.org Two Exhibitions at National Constitution Center Expose the REAL George Washington Phila Orch in Korea--Leah Stein Dance MILL TONES--ANCIENT ROME & AMERICA--Leah Partridge LA TRAVIATA http://wrti.org/post/phila-orch-korea-leah-stein-dance-mill-tones-ancient-rome-america-leah-partridge-la-traviata <p>David Patrick Stearns reports from Korea on the first week of the Philadelphia Orchestra's 2010 Asia tour.</p> <p>On May 1st and 2nd, 2010, the Leah Stein Dance Company performs <i>Mill Tones</i>, a site-specific work at Historic RittenhouseTown, the National Historic Landmark in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Jim Cotter speaks with Leah Stein.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores an exhibition at the National Constitution Center that highlights the influence of Ancient Rome on American culture.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with soprano Leah Partridge, who makes her Opera Company of Philadelphia debut as Violetta in May, 2010 performances of <i>La Traviata.</i></p> Sat, 01 May 2010 14:46:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2341 at http://wrti.org Phila Orch in Korea--Leah Stein Dance MILL TONES--ANCIENT ROME & AMERICA--Leah Partridge LA TRAVIATA