After yesterday's stunning, discouraging events at the U.S. Capitol, we decided to make today's show a chance to get to know our Capitol building a little better. Here's some of what we learned, though we could do a whole week's worth of shows about the Capitol and the people who have made it what it is.
Before I flew to DC this week, Owen asked me to take a very specific picture of "the Washington Monument, with you in the picture."
"I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man" - stirring words, but also easy to take out of context if a photographer decides to crop his photos for that ridiculous and nefarious purpose.
I was definitely caught off guard by this. As seen today on the big Channel 7 news ticker in Washington, and by anyone who has ever asked me anything at any time.