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  • Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular

    Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular
    As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
  • Vice President Biden coming to Baltimore for 'Star-Spangled 200'

    Vice President Joe Biden will be in town this weekend, to help Baltimore celebrate its "Star-Spangled Banner" bicentennial. The vice president, who hails from neighboring Delaware, will be at Fort McHenry Saturday night to deliver remarks during a...
  • Terps unveil new football uniform that honors 'Star-Spangled' anniversary

    Terps unveil new football uniform that honors 'Star-Spangled' anniversary
    Through its partnership with Under Armour, Maryland’s football team has sported different, unique and creative uniforms during the past several years. On Saturday, the Terps will wear something new, a mostly white uniform with gold helmets...
  • Wherefore art thou Bladensburg? [Commentary]

    Wherefore art thou Bladensburg? [Commentary]
    My father's Ohio hometown was named after a battle in Bladensburg, Md. Aug. 24, 1814, where my 4-times-great grandfather, Samuel Davidson, fought against the invading British. American cultural identity worships valor and victory, and my history...
  • Thousands of children, one 1914 return attendee form a living flag at Fort McHenry

    Thousands of children, one 1914 return attendee form a living flag at Fort McHenry
    Myrtle Sanders was just a month old when she and her mother visited Fort McHenry with thousands of others to form the Human Flag in 1914 — 100 years after the British bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. On Tuesday, the 100-year-old...
  • Annapolis artist puts his stamp on the Battle of Baltimore

    Annapolis artist puts his stamp on the Battle of Baltimore
    Exploding cannon fire lit the sky and reflected off the water as rain poured down on American soldiers struggling to defend Fort McHenry against a British attack. It was September 1814, and after the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key penned the...
  • Flag rises by dawn's early light, closing out Fort McHenry festivities

    Flag rises by dawn's early light, closing out Fort McHenry festivities
    With a cool breeze blowing on Fort McHenry, about 30 Army honor guard soldiers stood at attention for 15 minutes while holding a large U.S. flag decorated with 15 stars. When the fort's morning gun blasted at 9 a.m., dozens of soldiers, politicians...
  • A spectacular weekend for Baltimore [Editorial]

    A spectacular weekend for Baltimore  [Editorial]
    After something of a rough week, the city showed off its best to a national audience with this weekend's Star Spangled Spectacular, packing downtown with residents and tourists alike to celebrate a singular moment in American history. The rain cleared...
  • 'Banner' a hit song with staying power

    'Banner' a hit song with staying power
    The sight that stirred Francis Scott Key on the morning of Sept. 14, 1814, from the deck of a ship on the Patapsco River, not only gave proof of the country's ability to survive a war with Britain. It also generated the verses that, set to a song of...
  • MPT salutes all who made Baltimore spectacular [Letter]

    MPT salutes all who made Baltimore spectacular [Letter]
    Our words weren't exactly, "Let's put on a show," but they could have been. Maryland Public Television is forever grateful to PBS, the "Great Performances" series and our colleagues at WNET in New York for responding to our 2012 invitation to join us in...
  • Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore

    Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore
    One reads it in a diary entry. Another hears it in a song. Yet another feels it in an aging mansion. The War of 1812 is often referred to as a forgotten war. Yet for the descendants of those who witnessed the Battle of Baltimore, the conflict remains...