Peter Greenberg Worldwide–National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland–June 2, 2018
This week’s broadcast of Peter Greenberg Worldwide comes from National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this planned community was constructed on the Potomac River roughly 10 miles away from Washington, D.C. Joining Peter are two McCartneys (not related). First, Scott McCartney, Travel Editor for The Wall Street Journal, analyzes Southwest Airlines and how it handled Flight 1380 including its decision to send each passenger a check for $5,000, no strings attached. Then it’s on to bad news for frequent hotel guests–and the decision made by a growing number of hotel brands to switch from tiny disposable bottles for amenities to bulk dispensers bolted into bathroom walls. Then Robert McCartney, Senior Regional Correspondent for The Washington Post, on the history of National Harbor and its impact on Prince George’s County as the first upscale development in the county in years. Juanita Moore Akida, from the historic Oxon Hill Manor/Billingsley House, explains how National Harbor changed tourism to this iconic facility (The original Oxon Hill Manor built in 1687 was destroyed by fire and reconstructed in 1895). And artist Cheryl Foster, walks us through her creative process and how she designed several large public art pieces in National Harbor. There’s all this and more as Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
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