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MEDIA CONTACT: Matthew Nehmer
August 21, 2002
“AMERICA THROUGH THE CBS EYE”
GW Photo Exhibition Chronicles 75 Years of CBS Broadcast History
September 3 – October 18
|EVENT:||In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of CBS, which began broadcasting as a radio network in 1927, The George Washington University presents “America Through the CBS Eye,” a fine art photo exhibition of memorable images taken by CBS photographers.|
Dates: Tuesday, September 3, 2002 – Friday, October 18, 2002
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|COST:||Free and open to the public.|
Approximately 120 photographs will be displayed in the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery and among cases on the first and second levels of the University’s Media And Public Affairs Building.
Examples of photos to be exhibited include George Gershwin composing in his New York apartment (1934); Kate Smith serving Babe Ruth coffee and cake (1938); Edward R. Murrow in London during the Blitz (1941); Frank and daughter Nancy sunning in the Sinatra backyard (1944); and Kennedy and Nixon shaking hands before the first televised presidential debate (1960). All images will be displayed in a 16'' x 20'' format.
The exhibition was curated by John Filo, director of photo operations at CBS. Filo won the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for photography for one of the most compelling images of the Vietnam era – the teenage girl kneeling over the body of a Kent State student who had been shot and killed by the Ohio National Guard.
Exhibition images will be available for purchase through ARTVision International, www.artvisionintl.com. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of images will go to restoring and preserving the CBS archives for historical record and enjoyment of generations to come.
For more information on the exhibit contact Lenore Miller at (202) 994-1525.
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