US PRESIDENT NUMBER THREE | Darrin Henry Try this. Visualise three tourist attractions to see in Washington DC. I bet there’s a good chance our immediate visions are very similar: The White House; Lincoln Memorial and Washington Memorial? Even if you don’t know the names, the huge statue of Abraham Lincoln sitting in his chair is iconic USA; that tall, four-sided concrete obelisk of the Washington Monument with its pointy top, and of course the home of the president, the White House itself.
Paying Homage To Philadelphia’s Favourite Son | Darrin Henry How many people back in the 70s and 80s tried drinking raw eggs after watching Sylvester Stallone do it in the movie, Rocky? Ughh, that was disgusting! The first Rocky film (1976) has just finished showing on MNet’s Action channel on
VISITING THE USA CAPITAL | Sharon Henry Donald Trump’s bigly promise to 'make America great again' will be orchestrated from here, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, when the new American president moves into the White House in Washington, DC in January 2017. We were in the
10 GHOSTS OF MARKETING’S PAST | Sharon Henry Ghost signs - are not, as the name might suggest, indicators to warn you're being haunted. Rather they are advertising signage left behind by businesses, who in some cases have 'given up the ghost' – phantoms if you
The Man Who Invented Country And Western Music | Sharon Henry Let me tell you a story about the Ernest Tubb Record Shop and The Mid Nite Jamboree. Sunday mornings growing up, my sister and I were subjected to country and western music cranked
Hannibal's Quirky Fourth Of July Celebrations | Sharon Henry Barbeques, watermelon and fireworks aren't the only things our American friends will be celebrating their fourth of July holiday with today - some will be slopping around playing mud volleyball. It’s A Dirty Sport Yes the champions of the 37th Annual Mississippi Mud Volleyball Tournament
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR TRAIL | Darrin Henry Over a three day period from 1-3 July, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg claimed 700 soldiers’ lives every hour, more than any other battle on American soil, before or since. And that’s a conservative estimate; it is
KEEPING AMERICA ON TRACK | Sharon Henry So, we've discovered at the Scranton Train Museum that turntables aren't just for DJ's - train operators use them too, not to spin records, but to rotate train engines from one direction to another. Of course train
MEMORIAL DAY, USA | Darrin Henry Memorial Day in the USA is a public holiday held every year on the last Monday in May, created to remember those who gave their lives in the American Civil War (1861-1865) but in the years since has been widened to include all subsequent conflicts.
The American Civil Rights Movement | Sharon Henry On 4 April 1968, 48 years ago today, civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Our visit to the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia, was an eye opener for