National Press Club

Groundbreaking war photography exhibit opens at Club

August 10, 2011 | By Jackie Spinner |

Conflict Zone, a groundbreaking combat photography exhibit, will be on view from Aug. 8 to Aug. 29 at the National Press Club.

The show is being sponsored in Washington by the Independence Fund, The Washington Post Company and the National Veterans Art Museum.

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GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson to address Aug. 19 luncheon

August 8, 2011 | By Rachel Ray |

Gary Johnson, former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico and GOP presidential candidate, will speak at the National Press Club on Aug. 19.

He will deliver a speech entitled “Republicans and Social Issues: We are Either for Limited Government -- or Not."

Johnson, 57, the founder of one of New Mexico’s largest construction companies and a consistent advocate for the legalization of marijuana, will tout New Mexican job growth under his leadership.

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Club online video tour now available

August 8, 2011 | By Ryan Howell |

A new video tour of The National Press Club is now available on the Club website.

In the tour, former Club President Gil Klein takes the viewer on a comprehensive walk-through of the National Press Building, particularly the Club's home on the 13th and 14th floors. It's a great overview of the clubhouse for non-members, and even the most knowledgeable Club veteran is likely to learn something from Gil's narration.

The video was filmed and edited by Broadcast Operations Center summer intern Brendan Nagle, a graduate student at Syracuse University.

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Richard Hottelet, member of vaunted Murrow Boys, to be honored at Club awards dinner, Aug. 10

August 5, 2011 | By Michael Freedman and Will Lester |

On a night when the National Press Club is honoring some of the best journalism being done today, it will also pay tribute to one of the pioneers of broadcast journalism.

Richard Hottelet, now 93, was hired by Edward R. Murrow of CBS News as preparations for D-Day got under way in 1944. At 26 years old, he became a member of the vaunted Murrow Boys, the group of journalists credited with helping invent broadcast news.

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Space exec to discuss what comes after the shuttle at Sept. 29 luncheon

August 5, 2011 | By Lee Perryman |

Elon Musk, chief executive of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., will discuss the future of space flight at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 29.

The company, widely known as SpaceX, develops rockets and space exploration vehicles and has a contract with NASA to replace the cargo-transport function of the space shuttle.

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 their guests and $36 for general admission.

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Juan Williams recounts NPR dismissal, introduces new book

August 5, 2011 | By Eleanor Herman |

Former NPR political analyst Juan Williams was devastated when the public radio network fired him earlier this year over comments he made on a Fox News program about feeling uncomfortable when he sees Muslims on a plane.

"I was totally knocked out, stunned," he told a National Press Club audience on Aug. 3. "NPR was a big institution against one individual, and I wasn't sure how they were going to spin it."

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GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul to address Oct. 5 luncheon

August 3, 2011 | By Danny Selnick |

Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who is campaigning for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Paul is often referred to as the "intellectual godfather" of the Tea Party movement.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with the speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m. The event is limited to National Press Club members and their guests.

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Graham's book casts Saudi Arabia as central 9/11 character

August 3, 2011 | By Joe Motheral |

Former Sen. Bob Graham asserts in his new thriller, "Keys to the Kingdom," that Saudi Arabia had more to do with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks than has been revealed.

“I’m upset that these facts have been withheld from the American people,” Graham said on Aug. 1, as he discussed his latest novel at a National Press Club event. “Osama bin Laden saw the (Saudi) king and said he would lead a revolution in Saudi if the king didn’t agree.” Graham believes the king capitulated.

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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to address luncheon, Sept. 6

August 1, 2011 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Former two-term New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who received international recognition for his leadership after the September 11 terrorist attacks, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Giuliani will assess where U.S. security stands as the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon approaches.

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Port Authority prepares memorial plaza for 9/11 anniversary

July 27, 2011 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

Ten years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is preparing to open the 9/11 memorial plaza at Ground Zero, said Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority, at a Newsmakers event at the National Press Club July 26.

President Barack Obama will join New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the 10th anniversary event opening the plaza, which contains trees, reflecting pools and waterfalls in the footprint of the two towers. It also displays the names of those who died.

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