National Press Club

Seven journalists to air convention warm-up live from Truman Lounge Friday

August 24, 2012 | By Norma Jean Reck | njreck@cs.com

Julie Mason, White House reporter and now host of the SiriusXM™ radio program "Press Pool," will host "Politics Straight Up" live from the Press Club's Truman Lounge Friday, Aug. 24,from 7-9 p.m. This convention warm-up show will feature casual conversations with seven journalists. The show will air live only on POTUS (Politics of the United States for the People of the United States) on SiriusXM channel 124.

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See “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins” and meet Kathleen Turner, Sept. 13

August 22, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute at Arena Stage for an evening of theater and a private conversation after the performance with Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner. Light refreshments will be served.

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Veteran reporters to broadcast from Truman Lounge Friday, Aug. 24

August 22, 2012 | By Ken Mellgren | kmellgren3@comcast.net

Join veteran reporter Julie Mason for a very casual conversation over drinks in the Truman Lounge Friday, Aug. 24,7-9 p.m. "Politics Straight Up" is a discussion by great reporters over a couple of drinks, the kind of conversation only available at the National Press Club and on POTUS - Politics of the United States for the People of the United States - on SiriusXM channel 124. For two hours, uninterrupted by commercials, Julie and a rotating list of some of the best political journalists in the business talk the 2012 election on the eve of the political conventions.

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Maraniss to toast Woodward

August 22, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith | ssmith@aarp.org

David Maraniss, The Washington Post associate editor, will toast his Post colleague, Bob Woodward, at the Fourth Estate Award dinner Friday, Sept. 21.

Maraniss, like Woodward, is a Pulitzer Prize winner. Other Post executives who will pay tribute to Woodward are publisher Katharine Weymouth and Donald Graham, CEO and chairman of the Washington Post Co.

Through Sept. 14, club members may buy two tickets for $125 apiece. Other tickets are $200 apiece.

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Club extends McCarren contract

August 22, 2012 | By John Hughes | jhughes5@bloomberg.net

The Board of Governors of the National Press Club announced an agreement with Executive Director William C. McCarren to continue directing the business side of the 104-year-old institution through 2015. McCarren was hired as General Manager of the Club in July 2007 and was promoted to Executive Director in 2009.

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Head of family research council to speak on 'biblical values' at Sept. 12 luncheon

August 22, 2012 | By Marilyn Geewax | MGeewax@npr.org

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), will speak at a Sept. 12 luncheon on the role of "biblical values" in the November elections. Perkins plans to discuss what he regards as threats to religious liberties, traditional marriage and the unborn.

The FRC defines itself as a "Christian organization promoting the traditional family unit and the Judeo-Christian value system." The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the FRC as a hate group, a label disputed by Perkins.

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Newsmaker panel to address school choice, Thursday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.

August 22, 2012 | By Patti Giglio | patti@psgcom.net

A Newsmaker panel will address school choice Thursday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m.

Members of the panel are Kevin Welner, Director of the National Education Policy Center, University of Colorado; Gary Miron, Western Michigan University; Alex Medler, vice president, policy and advocacy, for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers; Mary Filardo, executive director, District of Columbia’s 21st Century School Fund; and Adam Schaeffer, policy analyst, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

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Post publisher to roast Woodward

August 15, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith | ssmith@aarp.org

Post publisher to roast Woodward

Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth will pay tribute to Bob Woodward when he receives the Fourth Estate Award Friday, Sept. 21.

She and Donald Graham, CEO and chairman of the Washington Post Co., will roast and toast their long-time colleague.

Through Sept. 14, Club members may buy two tickets for $125 apiece. Non-member tickets are $200 apiece.

Tickets are available here or by calling 202-662-7501.

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Fourth Estate celebrates D.C. Beer Week August 14-18

August 13, 2012 | By Olivia Haver | ohaver@press.org

To celebrate D.C. Beer Week, the Fourth Estate is offering special $5 appetizers at the bar until 7 p.m. and $5 craft beers all day. Join us to enjoy your favorite craft beers and unwind to live music from 6-8 p.m.!

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Special event: See “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins” and meet Kathleen Turner, Sept. 13

August 11, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | Jschoo@press.org

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute at Arena Stage for an evening of theater and a private conversation after the performance with Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner. Light refreshments will be served.

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