The Sentimental Reflections series is an annual production: four DVDs are published each year, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, and each is dated with the year, to give each a unique designation. So,for example, there is a Summer 2010 edition and a Winter 2011 Edition. The year of the edition generally has nothing to do with the contents. A selection from Autumn 2009 can be as timely and relevant as the most recent production. Make your choices from the Sentimental Reflections series based on content, not on date or season.
The Spring Edition features the Newseum, a comprehensive museum that has thousands of artifacts and displays featuring five centuries of news history. Scenic America includes the tallest sand dunes in the eastern United States. We also travel to the charming southern city of Albany, Georgia and to several places where the music of Stephen Foster is still celebrated today.
|COVER STORY: A popular tourist attraction in Washington, D.C., the Newseum explores the history of news gathering and how the media has covered major world events. The museum also allows visitors to embrace today’s technology through a variety of interactive exhibits.
|SCENIC AMERICA: SCENIC AMERICA: Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Jockey’s Ridge State Park boasts of the tallest active sand dune system in the eastern United States.
ON A MUSICAL NOTE: Stephen Foster, widely known as America’s first great songwriter, wrote more than 150 songs in the 19th century that are still familiar to many Americans. Foster’s music is still celebrated across the country, especially on the grounds of My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown.
|OFF THE BEATEN PATH: Located along the Flint River in southern Georgia, Albany is known for its riverfront park and popular attractions including Chehaw, an accredited zoo with lots of green space. The city also pays tribute to famous residents, including the late singer Ray Charles. Video sample.
|TIME CAPSULE: We look back 60 years at the stories that made headlines in the spring of 1952, including President Harry Truman’s announcement that he would not seek re-election.