American Treasure: Walter Lippmann

Walter Lippmann was a New Yorker, a writer, reporter and political commentator in the early to mid 20th century. He pointed out inaccuracies in the news reporting and spoke out against censorship. Lippmann's articles and books often touched on tensions of modern America, between politics, liberty, and news.

Lippmann was the first to use the term "Cold War," and later coined the word "stereotype" as it is used today. His Catchphrase "Manufacture of Consent." has been used over again in literary works by great thinkers of the next generation. He published several books in addition to writing his syndicated newspaper column, "Today and Tomorrow," for which he was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1958 and 1962). 

Real American Treasure: Washington Irving

Washington Irving was born in 1783 in New York City. He was an author, biographer, essayist and editor. After his initial works, written under different pseudonyms like Jonathan Oldstyle and Diedrich Knickerbocker, Irving became editor of Analectic Magazine, and became one of the first editors to publish Francis Scott Key's poem "Defense of Fort McHenry," later dubbed, "The Star Spangled Banner."

Irving is best known for his short stories, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,"  and "Rip Van Winkle."
Legendary Characters like these are a great part of the American Story that we love to share at the American Treasure Tour