National Press Club

This Week In National Press Club history: Watergate begins

June 17, 2012 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

JUNE 17, 1972: The botched attempt to break into the Democratic National Committee’s office at the Watergate is uncovered. This leads ultimately, after several years of high drama and exposure of widespread criminal activity on the part of President Nixon and his associates, to the only resignation of a president in American history. Bob Woodward, who with fellow Washington Post cub reporter Carl Bernstein, broke and covered the story, will receive the National Press Club’s highest honor, the Fourth Estate Award, in September.

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Memorial service for Silver Owl Ken Blackshaw set for Thursday, 11:30 a.m., at Club

June 17, 2012 | By John Hurley | hurley30@hotmail.com

The National Press Club’s American Legion Post 20 will conduct a memorial service for its late commander emeritus, World War II hero and NPC Silver Owl Ken Blackshaw at the Club on Thursday, June 21, at 11:30 a.m.

Open to all Club members and Blackshaw's friends, the event will begin with a cash bar and lunch. A formal program, hosted by former NPC President and Post 20 commander John Cosgrove and present commander John Hurley, will follow at noon.

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Duke Energy CEO Rogers to speak on future of electric-utility industry July 16

June 14, 2012

Jim Rogers, chief executive officer of Duke Energy, will address the National Press Club at a luncheon July 16 on the future of the electric-utility industry.

Rogers is leading the merger of his company with Progress Energy, an effort expected to close by July 1. The combination will create the largest utility in the nation, with more than 7 million customers in six states, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida.

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New date for book event featuring USS Cole's Kirk Lippold is July 10

June 13, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold, a decorated former commanding officer of the USS Cole, is scheduled to speak Tuesday, July 10, about the harrowing details of the deadly al-Qaeda bomb attack on his ship in the port of Aden, Yemen, in 2000.

Lippold is the author of "Front Burner: Al Qaeda's Attack on the USS Cole," a first-person narrative of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack. It was the deadliest terrorist attack on an American warship in history.

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Cote D'Ivoire prime minister to speak at June 19 Newsmaker

June 13, 2012 | By Peter Hickman | pjhickman@hotmail.com

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio, will speak at a noon Newsmaker on Tuesday, June 19 on recent political developments in that West African country.

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Learn how to succeed at blogging at "Get It Online" lunch June 19

June 12, 2012 | By Anthony Shop | anthony@socialdriver.com

Some of the best reporters are increasingly using a blog to break stories and engage with their audiences. At the next "Get It Online" lunch discussion, you can hear first-hand from a successful reporter/blogger as to how it's done.

The Events Committee will feature Niv Elis of the Jerusalem Post for its next “Get it Online” lunch discussion Tuesday, June 19 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the McClendon Room.

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Special event for NPC members inside the cool Club on July 4

June 12, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Have you ever wished there was a comfortable place to go after the July 4th parade and before the fireworks to cool off and get a drink?

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UN envoy, author Hosseini to present report on refugees at June 20 Newsmaker

June 12, 2012 | By Lalit K. Jha | lalitkjha@gmail.com

Khaled Hosseini, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) goodwill envoy and best-selling author, will present the 2011 Global Report on Refugee Trends during a National Press Club Newsmaker beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 20 in the club's Zenger Room.

Hosseini will discuss large-scale trends, the urgent need for greater international assistance, the impact of long-term displacement on host communities, recent solutions for the Afghan refugee and displacement situation, and trends in industrialized countries such as the United States.

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Win exclusive access to U.S. Open while helping NPC Journalism Institute

June 12, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwan@usatoday.com

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is auctioning off two tickets for courtside seats and Presidential Suite access at the 2012 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York to benefit news media training and scholarship programs.

The highest bidder will enjoy lunch in the luxurious and exclusive U.S. Tennis Association President's Dining Room, access to the hospitality lounge in the Presidential Suite, and a behind-the-scenes tour of Arthur Ashe Stadium. This is an opportunity available to only a select few and never for sale to the general public.

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Bid on tickets for suite access, courtside seats at the U.S. Open tennis tournament

June 11, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwan@usatoday.com

Bid now on two tickets for courtside seats and Presidential Suite access at the 2012 U.S. Open.

The highest bidder for these exclusive tickets will enjoy lunch in the luxurious and exclusive U.S. Tennis Association's President's Dining Room, access to the hospitality lounge in the Presidential Suite and a behind-the-scenes tour of Arthur Ashe Stadium -- an opportunity available to only a select few and never for sale to the general public.

To bid, click here. http://www.press.org/institute/us-open-tickets

Bidding ends at 5 p.m. July 27. See additional rules below.

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