Newseum Podcast


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On a sweltering summer day in Jacksonville, Florida, Electric Authority linemen were making repairs atop poles when a worker was hit with 4,160 volts of electricity. As he dangled from his safety belt, a fellow lineman breathed into him in an attempt to save his life. Photographer Rocco Morabito took pictures and prayed – and earned the Pulitzer Prize.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 4:00 PM

In 1951, the sight of an African-American player on an Oklahoma college football field was rare – and unwelcome. In a game at Oklahoma A&M University, Drake University’s Johnny Bright, one of the country’s best players, was repeatedly attacked on the field by his opponents and eventually had to be carried off with a broken jaw. The sequence of violent photos captured by Don Ultang and John Robinson caused a national outcry and earned the men a Pulitzer Prize.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 5:53 PM

One night in 1946, college student Arnold Hardy arrived home to hear firetrucks in the street at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta. He grabbed his camera and rushed to the scene, capturing the terrifying moment a woman, trying to escape the inferno, plummeted toward the street. She survived, and his photo garnered the Pulitzer Prize.

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On June 8, 1972, AP Photographer Nick Ut was covering a battle in South Vietnam when napalm meant for enemy fighters fell instead on civilians. Ut captured harrowing scenes of women and children fleeing and won a Pulitzer Prize for a haunting frame of a naked 9-year-old who would come to be known as “Napalm Girl.”

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Robin Hood served in Vietnam as an Army information officer and returned a photographer. At an Armed Forces Day parade in 1976, he caught sight of another veteran in the crowd whose sacrifice left him confined to a wheelchair. Hood captured the moment and earned the Pulitzer Prize.

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During the Vietnam War, three photographers earned the Pulitzer Prize for now-iconic images of the war. In 1969 and 1973, the winning photos bluntly depicted the horrors of war; but the 1974 prize was awarded to Slava Veder, who captured the unbridled joy of a family welcoming home a soldier who had been a prisoner of war for six years in Vietnam.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 4:00 AM

AP photographer Eddie Adams captured this brutal moment in the Vietnam War – the execution of a Viet Cong prisoner by the chief of South Vietnam’s national police – and won a Pulitzer Prize. The anti-war movement adopted the image for their cause, but Adams, who kept in touch with the police chief after the war, said the photo wrongly stereotyped the man.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 4:30 AM

The Miami Herald’s Michel du Cille won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1988 for his depiction of the decay and desperation of a housing project caught in the grip of crack cocaine. 

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 9:00 AM

New York Times photojournalists recount their experiences documenting the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 and share their thoughts about the photographs that shook the nation.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 4:00 PM

The latest episode of the Newseum Podcast features an interview with Charles Porter IV, an aspiring journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the 1995 bombing of a federal building.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 7:44 PM