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National Press Club

White House correspondent plans to discuss book on President Obama, June 29, 6:30 p.m.

May 30, 2017 | By William Pierce |

Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, plans to appear at the National Press Club at a Headliner's Book Rap on Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC's Conference rooms to discuss his book, Obama: The Call of History.

Tickets are $5 for Press Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets and books are available online.

This Book Rap is a fundraiser for the NPC's Journalism Institute so no outside books are allowed.

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Remembering Herbert Hoover: Snippet of Press Club history

May 30, 2017 | By Elizabeth Brownstein |

Herbert Hoover was a dues-paying National Press Club member for decades, far longer than any of the other U. S. presidents who have belonged, many of them as honorary members. Hoover joined in 1921, eight years before he entered the White House, and was a frequent Club speaker. His last such appearance, in 1954, 21 years after he left the presidency, drew a luncheon audience of almost 500 people.

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Army Chief of Staff to speak at Club Luncheon July 27

May 29, 2017 | By Jan King |

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. A. Milley plans to speak at a Club Luncheon on Thursday, July 27.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a Q&A session ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 for Club members, who may purchase two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets may be purchased online.

For questions, please email or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of purchase.

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Journalism Institute to host panel on fake news and photos, June 12

May 28, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely |

Nothing appeals to our emotions more than a powerful image, and that’s why it’s important to understand that "fake news” extends well beyond the written word. On Monday, June 12, come hear a panel led by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) dissect the problem and discuss the importance of vetting images and maintaining visual integrity.

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Podcast provides New Zealander’s perspective on Washington politics and heartland culture

May 25, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The ins and outs of the Trump presidency are dominating the headlines, not just in the United States but all around the world, even as far as New Zealand.

Karl du Fresne, former editor of New Zealand’s daily The Dominion, tells Club broadcast/podcast team member Leone Lakhani why New Zealanders are captivated by U.S. politics.

As the author of "A Road Tour of American Song Titles,'' du Fresne also shares his unique perspective on America’s heartland as portrayed in songwriting, something he chronicled during three trips covering 24 towns in 12 states.

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Fourth Estate closed for holiday weekend

May 25, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed Sat., May 27 and Mon., May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. It will re-open for lunch on Tues., May 30 at 11:30 a.m.

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Film by NPC members explores religion’s role in good health

May 24, 2017 | By Stephenie Overman |

Religious beliefs and practices are good for your health, Dr. Harold Koenig, director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University, asserts at the beginning of "Your Health: A Sacred Matter."

The film, by National Press Club members and father/son team Gerald and Adam Krell, previewed at a Club event May 23.

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Gingrich plans Book Rap on ‘Understanding Trump’ on June 16

May 24, 2017 | By William Pierce |

Newt Gingrich plans to appear at a National Press Club Book Rap on June 16 at 10 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge to discuss his new book, “Understanding Trump,” and current events.

Tickets are $5 for Press Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets and books are available here. The Book Rap is a fundraiser for the NPC’s National Journalism Institute, so no outside books are allowed.

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The night the Club became 'Playboy Mansion East': Snippet of Press Club history

May 22, 2017 | By Elizabeth Brownstein |

Snippet #28:

"Playboy Mansion East": It was a night to remember in 1979 when editor-publisher Hugh Hefner and two dozen of his lovely friends took over the National Press Club ballroom to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Playboy's founding. The champagne flowed, Hefner made a speech but the women in the bunny costumes, many of them former centerfold models, were clearly the star attractions. For one evening the Club was the Playboy Mansion East. The National Press Club -- where news (sometimes beautiful news) is made in the nation's capital.

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Ken Burns plans to preview ‘The Vietnam War’ on Wednesday, June 14, 9 a.m.

May 22, 2017 | By Joseph Luchok |

Award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and Retired Air Force Gen. Merrill A. McPeak, a Vietnam War veteran, plan to join National Press Club President Jeff Ballou at a Headliners event to preview “The Vietnam War” in the NPC’s First Amendment Lounge at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14.

The event is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge but registration is required. Click here to register.

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