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This week in National Press Club history

Nov. 22, 1932: President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first VIP invited to speak at the Club at a dinner less than three weeks after winning the first of his four elections. The Speakers Committee is created soon after.

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Upcoming National Press Club Luncheons

Dec. 2:
This event is in the Holeman Lounge
Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force
Topic: Budget cuts, sexual assaults and other issues facing the Air Force
To purchase tickets, click here.

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Soledad O'Brien turned on a dime and says young journalists must too

You can't fire your boss, but one of the benefits of running your own TV production company is that if your client wants you to do something you don't care to do, you can fire the client.

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From the President's Desk

NPC Sells Rockwell Painting Sells For $10.2 Million

The National Press Club today sold its Norman Rockwell Painting, "Norman Rockwell Visits a Country Editor," for $10.2 million at Christie's.

Seventy percent of the proceeds will go to the Club, 30 percent will go to the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute. Christie's expected the artwork to sell for $10 million to $15 million.

The sale is fantastic news for the Club and the Institute because both entities will have additional resources to carry out their missions for many years to come.

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