John F. Kennedy was the first US president to be seen widely on television. That gave people a sense of connection that left lasting memories, even in a tiny English town where Kennedy made a brief stop to attend church.
Most of the Europe's old cargo ships end up in South Asia, where they're broken up for scrap under terrible labor and environmental conditions. But there's a growing movement to have ships scrapped in Europe instead.
An American composer Joseph Bertolozzi is in Paris collecting sounds from the Eiffel Tower. He's banging the struts, bolts and girders and recording the results. With that, he plans to compose a piece of music.