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From the hope diamond -- Dorothy is ruby red slippers you can see some wonderful things here in Washington.
And a man with a key to -- collection.
As our power player of the -- beautiful.
We're here to discover knowledge we are here to share that knowledge with the world if Wayne club's goal sounds big so is his job.
He -- the secretary of the Smithsonian.
The biggest complex of museums libraries in reserves -- in the world.
He's in charge of 137.
Ranging from treasures of American history.
To the animals in the nationals.
The Smithsonian is popularly known as the nation's -- -- I understand you hate that extra.
Should not -- there's an adorable expression.
But at the same time the Smithsonian is far more than an -- is a place where things are really happening.
Call it Smithsonian 2.0.
Because -- is putting new focus on its role as a -- search center.
We run satellites for NASA that look -- -- first place and discover for example new planets and we want people to be aware of the kind of things that we do that we think are so relevant to the American people in the world.
He's also making the institution more accessible to people who can't get to Washington.
Six and a half million objects have been digitized we'd like go to a hundred million.
-- whatever -- took over in 2008.
After his predecessor was ousted for extravagant personal spending and poor management.
When you came in did you feel you had to clean things up just under a lot of the people working here somewhere demoralize -- Because they didn't have anything to do with those -- but they felt that they reflected badly on them and -- institution.
The Smithsonian get 65% of its budget from the federal government 850 million dollars this year.
-- has to convince congress in this time of tight budgets not to cut funding.
I told -- we're open every day of the year but one.
And thirty million visits related to -- we don't charge admission there's nothing like -- in the world and people appreciate that.
During fourteen years as president of -- attack plot was known as a master fund raiser.
He's raise 450 million dollars so far with pictures like best.
If you like camels I got a product for him right.
If you like art I've got a product -- we held one of the world's largest collection of insects.
It always comes back to the collection.
In his conference room clock showed us the capt Charles Lindbergh ward across the Atlantic.
Next to the watch Neil Armstrong wore to the moon.
And that was Abraham Lincoln's hand ball club seems thrilled by all of it.
Does does this seismic engineer was thrilled when DC was hit recently by an earthquake.
-- ducking under a table for him.
But simply sat in my -- because.
You ride seismic waves and -- -- ride the waves and you can tell awful lot about your quick.
The nation's treasures seem to be in good hands.
The satisfaction for me is simply walking out there and going through these museums and watching these young children go through.
And listening to those horses and -- -- enjoy what they're doing and learning just as I -- -- and enjoyed it doesn't.
-- Playing club hopes to raise one billion dollars from private sources to make this repository of America's past a vibrant part of the nation's few.
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