National Press Club

Two recent Newsmaker Luncheon programs to air on SiriusXM Satellite

January 10, 2012 | By Ken Mellgren |

NPC programs featuring NBC’s Tom Brokaw and TMZ’s Harvey Levin will air in an upcoming series, “This Just In,” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Brokaw will air Sunday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon on the public radio channels of Sirius (205) and XM (121) and the TMZ/Harvey Levin program will air the following Sunday, Jan. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon on the same channels. The series also airs locally at 7 p.m. on WFED 1500-AM on the same dates. The series is a partnership including George Washington University, the Newseum and the National Press Club.

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Abortion clinic founder to discuss recession's impact on abortion rates, Jan. 17

January 10, 2012 | By Kimberly Mikec |

On the eve of the 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, Merle Hoffman, founder and owner of one of the nation’s oldest and largest abortion clinics, will lead a conversation on “ABORTIONOMICS: When Choice is a Necessity: the Impact of Recession on Abortion Rates.”

The Newsmaker press conference begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the club's Zenger Room.

For more information, contact Kimberly Mikec at

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Newsmaker on Tomorrow's Internet, 2 p.m. Wednesday

January 10, 2012 | By Jamie Horwitz |

ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Beckstrom and Board Chair Stephen Crocker will discuss taking the Internet beyond .com, .org and .edu with the launch of hundreds of new generic top-level Internet domains (gTLDs) such as .hotel, and .paris. at a Newsmaker press conference at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

ICANN will begin accepting applications Jan. 12 for the new domain names.

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Get In the Mood for News and great food at NPC Presidential Inaugural, Jan. 28

January 10, 2012 | By By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Come with your dancing shoes and your appetite for a gala night to inaugurate and honor our 2012 National Press Club President Theresa Werner.

NPC's Board of Governors will host In the Mood for News dinner dance on Jan. 28 in the ballroom. Tickets cost $95 per person and will include a cocktail hour, a three-course Americana dinner prepared by Chef Susan Delbert and plenty of libations.

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Today at the Fouth Estate: Is there a wine-braised veal shank in your future?

January 9, 2012 | By Justin Harrison |

The Fourth Estate at the National Press Club is offering a 3-course prix fixe lunch menu for $20.12 and dinner menu for $35.12 during the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, Jan. 9 through Jan. 14.

To make your evening truly special you can add a flight of wine _ three properly paired glasses _ for $12.

Please make your reservations online at,, or call at 202-662-7638.

The menu includes one choice from each category:

Soup Du Jour

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Strive for digital excellence at Webby event, 8:30 a.m. Thursday

January 8, 2012 | By Martha J. Lockwood |

The National Press Club will host “The Webbys World Tour” at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 12 in the First Amendment Lounge.

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Suze Orman, Tavis Smiley to discuss consumer, poverty issues at Jan. 12 Newsmaker

January 5, 2012 | By Antony E. Gallo |

Suze Orman, a popular personal finance guru, will speak about her “People First” movement on behalf of consumers to fight banks and their fees.

Smiley, the PBS broadcaster, will highlight his efforts to restore the nation’s prosperity as more and more Americans slip into poverty and unemployment. The Newsmaker begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Murrow Room of the National Press Club.

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ICANN CEO to announce launch of new Internet addresses at Jan. 11 newsmaker

January 5, 2012 | By Jamie Horwitz |

ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Beckstrom and Board Chair Stephen Crocker will announce the launch of hundreds of new generic top-level Internet domains (gTLDs).

ICANN's new gTLD program is the most significant change to the Internet's naming system since 1998. For the first time, generic TLDs can include words in non-Latin languages and scripts, such as Chinese or Arabic.

The Newsmaker will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the National Press Club's Zenger Room.

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Isikoff to lead discussion after exclusive screening of Clinton biopic

January 5, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

Michael Isikoff, national investigative correspondent for NBC News, will lead a panel discussion about the presidency of Bill Clinton
following an exclusive screening of the forthcoming PBS biopic "American Experience: CLINTON."

The Jan. 12 event begins at 7 p.m. in the First Amendment Lounge. The 30-minute screening will be followed by the panel discussion.

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NASCAR Driver Danica Patrick to Speak at Luncheon, Feb. 21; Race for Tickets Begins Today

January 5, 2012 | By Matt Mlynarczyk |

Auto racing driver Danica Patrick will discuss her transition from IndyCar to fulltime NASCAR racing at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Patrick will become only the third woman to compete in the Daytona 500 when she takes the green flag during her Sprint Cup Series debut at the season-opening 54th Annual Daytona 500 later that week.

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