| Nov 8, 2013
Scandal recap: Episode 6 – “Icarus” Before I start the Scandal recap, I want to explain the story of Icarus. In Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of a master craftsman, Daedalus. Daedalus offered Icarus a pair of wings made of feathers...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:41 AM
SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, Tenn. — "The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, fought on Sunday and Monday, the 6th and 7th of April, 1862," wrote Union Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, "has been perhaps less understood, or, to state the case...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:50 AM
BROOKNEAL, Va. — Most Americans know Patrick Henry for one speech: "Give me liberty or give me death," delivered March 23, 1775, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., during the Second Virginia Convention.
One place you can learn more...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:23 AM
AKRON, Ohio - Ohio is filled with lots of history.
There are presidents (eight in all), Indians, a Revolutionary War fort, a War of 1812 naval battle on Lake Erie, the National Road and the Ohio & Erie Canal.
There are figures from Annie Oakley and Gen....
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:14 AM
A Park Service Visitors Center at the Cold Harbor National Battlefield about a quarter-mile up 156 from the Gaines' Mill road offers a good chance to check your bearings, and ask the on-duty Ranger any question that may have might have cropped up since...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:08 AM
RICHMOND, Va. - Strolling above Beaver Dam Creek, you hardly take note of the languid tributary water that drifts peacefully from the nearby Chickahominy River.
Red cutgrass, trumpet weeds and a host of other herbaceous species grow freely on bordering...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Gunfire. Skullduggery. Bones in the attic.
The story behind the story of the Preakness trophy reads like a great Southern novel.
The Woodlawn Vase has its roots in pre-Civil War Kentucky. It was even buried there to keep it from falling into the wrong...
| May 18, 2011
SMITHFIELD, N.C. — This used to be tobacco country. Still is, but the demand for tobacco is down, the demand for soybeans and sweet potatoes is up, and the farmers have adjusted accordingly.
This is not a land of pretense. On the highway leading...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:16 PM
Carlos Moorhead's death last week marked the end of an era.
Amiable and gracious, as a congressman, Moorhead always was concerned with the welfare of his constituents. He was the epitome of across-the-aisle mediation and reconciliation. He looked for...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Ulysses S. Grant had just taken command of the Union army when — in March 1864 — he posed for photographer Mathew Brady.
Yet already — as seen in this evocative portrait at the Chrysler Museum of Art — the weight of conducting a...