National Press Club

Mind-body medicine pioneer Deepak Chopra slated for April 4 luncheon

January 27, 2012 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Internationally known mind-body physician Deepak Chopra will address the healing power of spirituality at a National Press Club luncheon on April 4.

The event will coincide with publication of his latest book, "Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life’s Greatest Challenges." Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing immediately following the luncheon.

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Actor Alec Baldwin talks art, politics at April 19 luncheon

January 26, 2012 | By Robert Carden | bob@cardencom.com

Actor and political activist Alec Baldwin will speak about art and politics at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, April 19.

Baldwin, perhaps best known for his role as Jack Donaghy on the hit television show "30 Rock," has long been active in progressive political causes.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

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BET Founder Robert Johnson to discuss minority unemployment, wealth gap, 10 am Feb. 1

January 25, 2012 | By Patti Giglio | patti@psgcom.net

Business leader Robert L. Johnson will discuss the wealth gap between white and black Americans during a Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) will urge CEOs to take a page from the NFL owners’ playbook and adopt a voluntary version of the Rooney Rule to level the playing field for minorities in corporate America.

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Election Coverage Boot Camp: Prepping for polls, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 2

January 25, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | JSchoo@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Regional Reporters Association are kicking off a yearlong series of programs for reporters covering the 2012 campaign with a panel discussion on covering polls at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.

Please reserve at professionaldevelopment@press.org

The program will be held in the Club's Bloomberg Training Center. Topics will include:

How campaigns and the media use polls for different purposes

How to read the numbers and find stories that are not in the press release

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Eleanor Herman, King Peggy of Ghana launch new book, 6:30 pm Feb 22

January 25, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Eleanor Herman and King Peggy of Ghana will discuss their new book "King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village" at a Book and Author event 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22

"King Peggy" chronicles the astonishing journey of an American secretary who suddenly finds herself king of a town of 7,000 souls on Ghana's central coast, half a world away.

Reservations are required for and may be made at opus@press.org or by calling 202-662-7523. This event is free for Club members, $5 for all non-members.

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Figure skating champion Yamaguchi introduces children's book, 2 pm March 10

January 25, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Figure skating superstar Kristi Yamaguchi will discuss her new children’s book, "It’s a Big World, Little Pig!," at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the National Press Club ballroom as part of the Club's Book & Author series.

Tickets are free for Club members and $5 for all member guests and non-members. Tickets can be purchased here.

Poppy, the adorable, persistent, dreaming-big pig, has a new adventure in store for her – the World Games ice skating championship in Paris!

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Expert to outline how post-9/11 security threatens photographers' freedom, noon Jan. 25

January 22, 2012 | By Darlene Shields | darleneshields@earthlink.net

Mickey H. Osterreicher, a lawyer and photojournalist, will examine how security precautions in the wake of 9/11 have threatened photographers' freedom at noon Wednesday, Jan. 25 at a joint meeting of the National Press Club Photography and Press Freedom committees in the Murrow Room.

Osterreicher will discuss the tension between the press and government regarding news coverage of matters of public interest.

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Bring on the bibs: Lobster Night at Fourth Estate, Jan. 25; Reservations essential

January 22, 2012 | By Justin Harrison | jharrison@press.org

Enjoy steamed 1¼ pound lobsters in the Fourth Estate Restaurant on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

The cost is $25 for members and their guests and $30 for non-members.

Lobsters are served with butter and a choice of oven-roasted potatoes or fries and coleslaw or green salad. Diners are seated from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Reserve no later than noon Tuesday, Jan. 24, to assure lobster service. Lobsters may be available for walk-in diners, depending on demand. Call 202-662-7638 or email fourthestate@press.org to reserve.

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DHS Secretary Napolitano to deliver ‘State of America’s Homeland Security’ address, Jan. 30

January 19, 2012 | By Patti Giglio | patti@psgcom.net

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will deliver the second annual State of America’s Homeland Security address at a National Press Club luncheon on Jan. 30.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with the speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for Club members, $29 for guests of members and $36 for general admission.

To reserve tickets, please e-mail reservations@press.org or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

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Investigative journalists to analyze looted antiquities, and museum transparency, Jan. 24

January 19, 2012 | By Anthony Shop | anthonyfshop@gmail.com

Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino, investigative journalists and authors of "Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum," will join Gary Vikan, director of the Walters Art Museum and Arthur Houghton and a former curator at the Getty Museum, to discuss looted antiquities and transparency in American museums at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 in the National Press Club ballroom.

The event will be moderated by James Grimaldi, investigative reporter for the Washington Post.

Tickets can be reserved and purchased

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