National Press Club

Ted Turner, T. Boone Pickens Debate Energy Policy at April 19 Luncheon

February 17, 2011

Ted Turner, chairman of Ted Turner Enterprises and CNN founder, will join T. Boone Pickens, founder of BP Capitol, to debate American energy policy during a joint luncheon, Tuesday, April 19.

Pickens will outline his “Pickens Plan” to reduce America’s dependence on Middle East oil through alternate energy sources, such as wind, solar power, and natural gas. Turner will discuss renewable solar energy, including his recent solar projects in New Mexico and Atlanta, as well as nuclear disarmament and global politics.

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Panel to Analyze Digital Media's Role in Egyptian Uprising, Feb. 28

February 17, 2011

A panel of journalists will explore how the digital media revolution sparked the popular uprising that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in the First Amendment Lounge.

Riz Khan, host of “The Riz Khan Show” on Al Jazeera English, will give the keynote address and discuss how Al Jazeera stayed on top of the breaking news in Egypt despite government attempts to shut down the Internet. Earlier in his career, he held senior editorial positions at the BBC and CNN International.

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Huckabee Explores Role of Government, Noon Feb. 24

February 16, 2011

Former Arkansas governor and Fox News commentator Mike Huckabee, considered by analysts to be a likely Republican presidential candidate in 2012, will discuss his new book, A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need From Washington (and a Trillion That We Don’t!) at a Newsmaker at noon Thursday, Feb. 24.

Free copies of the book will be available at the event.

-- Ron Baygents, ronaldbaygents@aol.com

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Malaysian Opposition Leader on Islam, Democracy, 6pm Feb. 11

February 11, 2011

Against the backdrop of the continuing crisis in Egypt, Anwar Ibrahim, the former deputy prime minister of Malaysia who is now leader of the opposition in Parliament, will give his perspective on the recent developments in Tunisia and Egypt and how they relate to the future of democracy in the Islamic world at 6pm Friday, Feb. 11, in the McClendon Room.

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Author to Discuss Civil War's Impact on Journalism, Kick Off Commemoration in April

February 10, 2011

On the eve of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter, renowned Lincoln and Civil War scholar Harold Holzer will speak at the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Holeman Lounge.

Holzer will discuss his newest book, The New York Times Complete Civil War. Chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, Holzer is the author, co-author, or editor of 36 books and is a popular lecturer and a frequent guest on television. In 2008, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal.

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Enter Your Best Work for National Press Club Award

February 10, 2011

See how the best of your journalism measures up against some of the best in the business.

Entries for the National Press Club annual journalism awards are being accepted through April 1 with print, online and broadcast reports eligible. The contest also offers an opening for some of the best non-traditional journalism to compete.

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Radio Program Featuring Hamrick Inaugural Posted Online

February 10, 2011

The "From the National Press Club" radio program featuring the Jan. 29 inauguration of National Press Club President Mark Hamrick is now available. Click here to listen.

It also is available on iTunes for free download in the podcast section.

The program features the swearing in by Labory Secretary Hilda Solis and speeches from Hollywood producer Chuck Bowman, CBS News veteran Bill Kurtis and Hamrick.

-- Phil Chordas, ceo@chordas.net

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President of Black Farmers Association to Discuss Landmark Settlement, 1 pm Feb. 15

February 9, 2011

John W. Boyd, president and founder of the National Black Farmers Association, will discuss how black farmers seeking justice for decades of discrimination still face significant hurdles despite recent landmark civil rights legislation at a Newsmaker at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Confusion over the settlement and the claims process could leave thousands of black farmers out in the cold, Boyd asserts. He will explain how many black farmers missed their intitial opportunity to have their cases heard and how the current atmosphere could result in continuing difficulties for them.

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NPR Chief Executive Vivian Schiller to Address Luncheon, March 7

February 9, 2011

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller will discuss NPR’s vision for the future of public radio and the achievements of NPR’s member stations at a March 7 luncheon.

Schiller also will present her case for continued public support for the 40-year-old media organization. Despite recent rounds of cost cutting, NPR’s audience growth continues to break records. More people than ever use public radio in more ways -- commuters listen in traffic, joggers stream audio from their mobiles, and readers go to the Web or their iPad for the latest on global events and world music.

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Fourth Estate Offers Early Valentine's Dinner, Feb. 12; $50

February 9, 2011

Celebrate Valentine's Day when you can really enjoy it, on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Enjoy a three-course meal designed by Executive Chef Susan Delbert, accompanied by two free glasses of champagne with every reservation.

Dinner is $50 for National Press Club Members and $65 for non-members; beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. For reservations call 202-662-7638, fourthestate@press.org.

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  • Soup du Jour
  • Green Salad with Roasted Beet Hearts, Oranges and Fried Shallots

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