- Making News: The Origins of Memorial Day This is Memorial Day, the day that most Americans think of as the beginning of summer, but it-s really about a lot more than that. Kenneth Davis is author of Don-t Know Much about History. Davis traces Memorial Day's history, from it's Civil War commemoration as Decoration Day to today's celebration with watermelon, picnics and flags at Arlington National Cemetery.
- Reporter's Notebook: A Conversation with Sylvia Poggioli
A reporter for National Public Radio since 1982, she's won some of broadcasting-s most important awards for reporting on the fall of Communism, ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and other major historic events. She-s also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an honorary Doctor of Letters at Brandeis University. Sylvia Poggioli shares Europe's perspective on the Madrid bombings, the Bush administration and September 11, an expanded European Union and the upcoming Olympics.
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