- May 2013
- Washington, DC
Cardmembers shared dinner and conversation with legendary newsman, Ted Koppel at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
This weekend of historic reflection began at the Newseum, with its spectacular views of the Capitol, National Gallery and Mall. The interactive museum of news and journalism was closed to the public as guests explored its entire collection – including the highly anticipated JFK presidency exhibit with several key artifacts that have never been publicly displayed.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, Mr. Koppel engaged guests in a private Q&A session and recounted his experience as a young newsman reporting on the event. He later took photos with guests and joined them for a lavish four-course, wine-paired dinner prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering.
Guests stayed at the elegant and iconic Mayflower® Renaissance® Washington, DC Hotel, proclaimed the "Second Best Address" in Washington after the White House. After a casual breakfast, guests had a unique opportunity to tour this neoclassical landmark with the hotel's historian.