National Press Club

Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela Focus of Thurs., May 18, Newsmaker

May 15, 2017 | By Joseph Luchok |

Marcel Granier, chief executive officer of Venezuela’s Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), plans to hold a press conference on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m., in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room.

Venezuela is in the midst of a political and economic crisis. Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela is experiencing hyperinflation and a deep recession. Over the past two months, hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets demonstrating against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Press Club Snippet -- O, Canada

May 15, 2017 | By Elizabeth Brownstein |

Snippet #27

O Canada: Attempts to separate French-speaking Quebec from predominantly English-speaking Canada were hotly debated at the National Press Club in the 1970s, just prior to two razor-close provincial elections on the issue. Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau argued at a huge news conference at the Club in 1977 that Canada should stay intact. He was countered 18 months later in an angry Club address by Rene Levesque, the newly elected separatist premier of Quebec. It happened at the National Press Club(often bilingually) in the nation's capital.

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N. Korean nukes tension underscores theme of Graff's 'Raven Rock,' May 22 Book Rap

May 12, 2017 | By Eleanor Herman |

The National Press Club plans to host Garrett M. Graff for a Book Rap to discuss his new book, "Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself – While the Rest of Us Die," at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, in the Club’s conference rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets and books are available online.

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Podcasting 101 class moves to bigger room to satisfy demand, May 15

May 12, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press

If you’ve ever wanted to try podcasting but aren’t quite sure where to begin, join the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s introduction to podcasting class at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 15.

After the class quickly sold out following the initial announcement, it was moved to a bigger room to accommodate the demand. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Online registration is required.

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“Your Health: A Sacred Matter” documentary premier and discussion, May 23

May 12, 2017 | By Jackie Kasuya |

The National Press Club will host the exclusive D.C. premier of the new documentary “Your Health: A Sacred Matter” on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Club Ballroom followed by a panel discussion.

Tickets are required: $10 for Club members and $15 for general public. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Charles Krug wine added to Certified Angus Beef dinner, May 24

May 12, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

The Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club, on the 13th floor, will host a special night on May 24 featuring unusual cuts of Certified Angus Beef, such as flat iron steak, teres major and the king of all cuts, Prime Rib, paired with a selection of wines from the Charles Krug vineyards in California.

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Tonight: Book Rap for Obama biography, 6:30 p.m.

May 10, 2017 | By Aprill O. Turner |

The National Press Club plans to host Pulitzer-Prize winning historian David J. Garrow to discuss his new biography of former President Barack Obama at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at in the Club’s Murrow Room.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the public. Tickets and copies of the book can be purchased online.

Books will also be available for purchase at the event. No outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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Allen, Parnes Book Rap to discuss "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign" tonight at 6:30

May 10, 2017 | By Joseph Luchok |

During Hillary Clinton’s 2016 race for the White House, two journalists, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, were given special access inside her campaign operation, conducting more than 100 interviews, for their new book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.

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Club podcast chronicles life of a war correspondent

May 9, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

There is seldom a day that Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan are not in the headlines. But how do journalists in these conflict areas cover those stories on the ground? What are the risks they undertake?

Nagieb Khaja, a Danish journalist and filmmaker, has traveled to countless war-torn areas and endured kidnappings, arrests and other hardships, to share his stories with the world. In this interview with National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Team member Leone Lakhani, Nagieb talks about his harrowing experiences, what drives him and why he perseveres, against all odds, to tell his stories.

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Member of British parliament to discuss Syria at May 9 Newsmaker

May 8, 2017 | By Mark Krikorian |

Lady Caroline Cox, the Baroness Cox of Queensbury and a senior member of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords, plans to discuss her efforts to bring humanitarian relief to Syria at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference on Tuesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in the Club's Bloomberg Room.

This news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members, free of charge.

Baroness Cox was recently in Aleppo, Syria, meeting with aid organizations and political groups while the city was being bombed. During her time in Syria, she met with civilians who had been attacked.

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