Yesterday I took advantage of discounted admission to the Newseum. The museum definitely belongs to the "education=entertainment" school of thought - lots of glitzy displays, interactive exhibits, and general sensory overload.
The most interesting exhibit for me was the section on 9/11. Since I was in Morocco when it happened I never got to see the full media coverage except for end-of-year retrospectives when I was home that Christmas. The Newseum exhibit featured a piece of the mangled antenna from one of the towers, a short video and damaged equipment from the one journalist who was killed covering the attacks, and a short film on the journalists' experience on that day. It was hard to watch the film - a lot of it was raw footage - but I'm glad I did. When I left I noticed that there was a box of kleenex on one of the display cases.
That reminds me of the 9/11 Tribute Center I went to in NYC. They had items from the site, including an airplane window. They had boxes of kleenex everywhere. The media coverage was insane after. I don't think I'll ever get some of those images out of my head.