National Press Club

Former Florida Senator Bob Graham to discuss his new thriller, Aug. 1

June 22, 2011 | By Larry Lipman |

Former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., who chaired the joint House-Senate Intelligence Committees’ inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, draws on that knowledge to pose plausible answers to some of the inquiry’s unresolved questions in an action thriller entitled Keys to the Kingdom.

Graham will discuss his novel at an Aug. 1 book rap in the Conference Rooms beginning at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required at This event is free for NPC members and $5 for all non-members. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, for $26, and signing at the event.

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Marvin, Deborah Kalb explore Vietnam legacy, new book, 6 pm June 24

June 22, 2011 | By Julie Schoo |

Marvin and Deborah Kalb, authors of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, will discuss their book at an event moderated by Ted Koppel at 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, in the ballroom.

Please reserve at, or (202) 662-7523.

The United States had never lost a war - that is, until 1975, when it was forced to flee Saigon and abandon South Vietnam to a victorious communist army.

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Short film "Scenes from the Suburbs" to be shown June 30

June 20, 2011 | By Donna Leinwand |

See Spike Jonze's short film Scenes from the Suburbs at a Young Member screening 7 p.m. June 30 in the Holeman Lounge.

Jonze teamed up with Arcade Fire to create a 30-minute film inspired by the band's critically acclaimed album The Suburbs and its themes of war and coming of age in suburbia.

Co-written by Jonze & Arcade Fire’s Win & Will Butler, this companion piece to the album follows the narrator, living in a suburban dystopia, as he tries to piece together fragmented memories from his teen years.

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Poynter's Roy Peter Clark headlines Journalism Survival Bootcamp, June 18

June 17, 2011 | By Nicole Nottingham |

Roy Peter Clark, writing coach at the Poynter Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd annual Journalism Survival Bootcamp on Saturday, June 18. Clark has taught writing to every kind of student -- from school children to Pulitzer Prize-winning authors -- for more than 30 years. He has spoken about the writer's craft on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR and the Today Show.

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Club hosts international cartoonists, 5:30 pm June 20

June 17, 2011 | By Anthony Shop |

The National Press Club and the State Department will host a welcoming reception for international cartoonists at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, in the Holeman Lounge.

The group of 20 political cartoonists, who hail from North Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia, are in the country to meet with U.S. cartoonists and to get a taste of American culture.

This event is free to members of the National Press Club and $10 for
non members.

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All-star panel discussion on Islam, Pakistan and faith-based diplomacy, 6 pm June 23

June 16, 2011 | By Myron Belkind |

Washington Post journalist Sally Quinn will moderate a panel discussion at The National Press Club at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, on the role of faith-based diplomacy and the use of religion to resolve conflicts, including those involving Islamic extremists in Pakistan.

The event, sponsored by the Club's International Correspondents Committee, coincides with the publication of the book, Religion, Terror and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement, by Douglas M. Johnston, president of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD).

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Press Club Rewind: 5K special edition video available

June 16, 2011 | By Ryan Howell |

The National Press Club Broadcast Operations Center has produced a special edition of Press Club Rewind focusing on the Beat the Deadline 5K held on June 11.

The race supported the training programs and journalism diversity scholarships offered by The Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. For more information on the race, photos and results, click here.

Click the "Related Video" link to the right to watch it now.

Click here to visit the Rewind Archives

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Panel to explore growing threat of counterfeit products, 10 am June 23

June 16, 2011 | By Frank Maisano |

A panel of experts will discuss the growing threat that counterfeit products pose to public health and safety and the U.S. economy at a Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, in the Zenger Room.

Participants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security , Eaton Corp. and Pfizer Inc. will explore how government and industry can collaborate to combat counterfeiters.

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Beyer combines history, journalism in story of music

June 16, 2011 | By Joseph Luchok |

When he writes a book, author Rick Beyer combines journalism and history.

“I try to bring to history news sensibility,” Beyer said at a National Press Club event on June 14 featuring his latest book, "The Greatest Music Stories Never Told."

The book tells 100 stories that illuminate hidden details about music -- ranging from 1400 BC to 2007. “History is important and fun,” Beyer said, adding that that music may older than humanity and probably predates language.

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Rep. Scott Garrett to outline ways to avoid Aug. 2 default, 2 pm June 21

June 15, 2011 | By Herb Jackson |

U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., chairman of the House capital markets subcommittee, will discuss a bill that would give priority to repaying outstanding debt when the limit is reached at a Newsmaker press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the Zenger Room.

Garrett says U.S. debt-limit disruptions would be avoided if the Treasury Department was directed to spend the revenues that come in after Aug. 2 on repaying bond holders ahead of other obligations. He is the prime sponsor of H.R. 421, the Full Faith and Credit Act, which would put that policy in place.

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