National Press Club

Hear Beasley, Clift review history of women in Washington journalism Nov. 19

November 15, 2012 | By Gilbert Klein |

Author Maurine Beasley and Newsweek columnist Eleanor Clift, both National Press Club members, will discuss Beasley’s newest book, “Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice and Persistence,” over lunch at 12 noon in the Winner’s Room on Monday, Nov. 19.

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Program finalized for South African Night honoring Nelson Mandela legacy Nov. 26

November 15, 2012 | By Myron Belkind |

A full two-hour program has been finalized for the South African Night on
the "Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela" from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on
Monday, Nov. 26, in the Ballroom that will start with a performance of a
traditional South African gumboot dance.

The Taratibu Youth Association from Mt. Rainier, Md., will set the scene for
the evening with its 20 members dancing and simultaneously singing as an a
cappella group a traditional South African work song, "Shosholoza," and a
spiritual song, "Hlonolofatsa."

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Last call for Jan. 16-21 London trip

November 14, 2012 | By Pat Schoeni |]

Spend the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday in London from Jan. 16-21, 2013, with your family and friends on the next National Press Club travel trip.

For $1989 (with a single supplement of $655) you can fly non-stop from Washington Dulles airport to London via Virgin Atlantic and return. Four nights in the four-star Millennium Gloucester Hotel with English breakfast daily is included, as well as a half-day sightseeing tour of London's West End.

Optional trips to the London Theatre, the new Tate Museum and day trips to Brussels or Paris can be arranged.

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'Honor Flight' film, discussion on tap Nov. 27

November 14, 2012 | By Allyson Cannon |

The story of how a Wisconsin community pooled resources to fly its remaining World War II veterans to visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., is the subject of a documentary film, “Honor Flight,” that will be screened at the National Press Club on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

A brief panel discussion featuring the film’s director, Don Hayes, will follow the screening.

The event, in the Club’s Ballroom, is free and open to the public. To register, click here.

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Defense Secretary Panetta to address Club Dec. 18

November 14, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will address what lies ahead for the U.S. military at a luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the National Press Club.

Secretary Panetta has led the Defense Department since 2011. Before assuming that office, Panetta served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency where he oversaw the operation that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden.

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Seats still available to hear Ted Koppel on next 'Kalb Report' Nov. 19

November 13, 2012 | By Gilbert Klein |

Don't miss Ted Koppel, the longest-serving news anchor in network history, as he talks with host Marvin Kalb about "The Twilight of Network News" on the next edition of "The Kalb Report" Monday, Nov. 19.

Koppel, whose legendary broadcasting career spans over a half century, warned in 1996 that the "technological tail" was beginning to "wag the editorial dog." Now, 16 years later, the pressure to be first has sometimes superseded efforts to be accurate. Koppel and Kalb will explore what that means for the future of journalism, and in turn, the future of democracy.

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Take a break from leftover turkey at next Lobster Night Nov. 28

November 13, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

By the week after Thanksgiving, you’ll probably be tired of leftover turkey. So for a welcome change of fare, the Fourth Estate restaurant’s next Lobster Night, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, couldn’t come at a better time.

Tantalize your taste buds at the popular monthly event, which will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a a crusty crustacean from the chilly waters of Maine. Members pay $25; non-members $30 for a steamed 1 ¼ pound Maine lobster with coleslaw (or salad) and choice of French Fries or oven crisped new potatoes.

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Navy chief to discuss expansion in Asia-Pacific at luncheon Friday

November 11, 2012 | By Jennifer Schonberger |

Now that President Obama has been re-elected, get the inside scoop on the direction of the U.S. Navy from Admiral Jonathan Greenert. Our nation’s Chief of Naval Operations will address the state of the Navy and the department’s role in expanding U.S. defense in the Asia-Pacific region at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Nov. 16.

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Club to show 'Honor Flight' film on Nov 27; discussion to follow

November 11, 2012 | By Allyson Cannon |

The National Press Club will screen the film “Honor Flight,” a documentary about a Wisconsin community coming together to fly each of its still-living local World War II veterans to visit the World War II memorial, on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

The screening, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom, will be followed by a brief panel discussion. Among the participants will be Dan Hayes, director of the film.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, click here.

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Tuesday's Book Fair -- your one-stop holiday shopping solution

November 10, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club's 35th annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 13, promises something for everyone on your holiday list.

From best-selling author Hedrick Smith and his new book, “Who Stole the American Dream?” to Deb Perelman, author of “The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook,” to Baratunde Thurston’s popular” How to Be Black” and Vaddey Ratner’s “In the Shadow of the Banyan,” you’re sure to find exactly what you need.

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