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The Original Star Spangled Banner (VOA On Assignment July 4, 2014)i
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July 03, 2014 4:03 PM
Alex speaks with Smithsonian curator Jennifer Jones about the American flag that flew over Baltimore’s Fort McHenry in 1814 and was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key to write the poem that became the US national anthem.

The Original Star Spangled Banner (VOA On Assignment July 4, 2014)

Published July 03, 2014

Alex speaks with Smithsonian curator Jennifer Jones about the American flag that flew over Baltimore’s Fort McHenry in 1814 and was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key to write the poem that became the US national anthem.

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“Germany, 25 Years After Fall of Berlin Wall”

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by: Marie from: Kensington MD
July 04, 2014 8:10 AM
A wonderful report with details (photos of Francis Scott Key, the missing star, the flag preservation process) that will be enjoyed both by audiences in foreign lands and in the U.S. One tiny minus: the camera switching which is a bit unnerving and not necessary in a short report. Kudos!