Hollywood on the Potomac

'American Moon Shot'

April 4, 2019

“In 2001, I was able to do the official oral history for NASA of Neil Armstrong,” historian Douglas Brinkley told Hollywood on the Potomac at a book party in his honor at the Washington, DC home of Mary Streett & Clyde Tuggle for his latest tome: American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

“It was done in Clear Lake City, Texas and he had been my boyhood hero. I grew up in Ohio and he was in a few counties away from me. I was going on nine years old when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and I was susceptible to heroes and Neil Armstrong was mine. So the fact that I got to spend time and interview him was a big deal for me. I’m also a professor at Rice University and that’s where John F. Kennedy gave his famous September 12th, 1962.” 

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Fashion Night Ignites

April 2, 2019

The Hidden Language of Diplomacy:  “Fashion Night Ignites showcased cutting-edge fashion designers rarely seen in Washington to rekindle the city’s passion for fashion,” said Indira Gumarova, founder of Diplomacy & Fashion and wife of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic.  “In diplomacy, fashion is as important as language. It is just as powerful. Moreover, it offers the most bi-partisan approach across many layers of society.”

“This event is only the beginning,” said Zarah Burstein, co-chair of Fashion Night Ignites. “We are already planning the next fashion presentation, bringing international designers on the heels of the better-known fashion weeks to showcase their collection in our Nation’s Capital.”

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'The Last Column'

March 31, 2019

“Marie Colvin. Samir Kassir. James Foley. Shujaat Bukhari. These are just a few of the more than 1,300 journalists who have been killed in the line of duty. To honor their memories, we gathered a selection of their last works to share them widely with the world. Introducing The Last Column, a way to remember those who gave their lives to uncover the truth, and to demand justice so those responsible for their murders are held accountable.”  Committee to Protect Journalists.

Sponsoring host David Chavern sat down with Hollywood on the Potomac at the Kalorama home of Juleanna Glover and Christopher Reiter to discuss the project.

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