National Press Club

Hilarity expected at Books & Brunch discussion, Aug. 20

August 17, 2016 | By Jack Williams | weatherjack@mac.com

The NPC Books & Brunch group will discuss “Skios” by Michael Frayn on Saturday, Aug. 20 beginning at noon in the Fourth Estate Restaurant. Books & Brunch discussions are open to all NPC members and their guests—in fact members are encouraged to bring guests.

Based on the reviews, the group’s wild laughter as we discuss the book might disturb others enjoying brunch at the Fourth Estate.

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Bring the family for a magical morning at the National Press Club Sat., Aug. 27

August 17, 2016 | By Michael Freedman | mfr@gwu.edu

Travel back in time to meet George Washington during a magical morning for the whole family at the National Press Club.

On Saturday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m., the NPC’s Book and Author Committee will present a family-friendly Book Rap with Deborah Kalb, author of `The President and Me: George Washington and The Magic Hat.'

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Candidates for Teamster Union top offices to face off in one-time only Newsmaker/debate, Thursday Aug. 25

August 16, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Candidates for the top offices of the Teamsters Union will debate one another at a special National Press Club Newsmaker in the club’s ballroom at 6:30 pm on Aug 25.

Fred Zuckerman, candidate for general president on the Teamsters United slate, will face Ken Hall, candidate for general secretary-treasurer on the Hoffa-Hall 2016 slate. This will be the only election debate between the candidates.

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Sen. Chris Murphy to discuss guns at Sept. 8 NPC luncheon

August 15, 2016 | By Jonathan D. Salant | jds15@aol.com

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, the Connecticut Democrat who led a filibuster to force votes on gun control measures, will address the subject at a club luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Murphy spoke at the Democratic National Convention on the need for gun safety measures such as expanded background checks and a ban on gun sales to suspected terrorists.

Both issues reached the Senate floor as part of a deal to end Murphy's filibuster but were killed by Senate Republicans.

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Istanbul terror attack survivor and church leader to discuss the deeper meaning of his experience at Aug 19 Newsmaker

August 15, 2016 | By David Hodes | dhodes11@gmail.com

United Methodist Church leader Thomas Kemper, who was in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport when terrorists killed 40 people, will share his experience of that event and the aftermath at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m. Fri., Aug. 19, in the club’s Murrow Room.

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U.S. presidential race plays big In New Zealand

August 15, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

The United States isn’t the only country closely following the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton presidential race. It’s often the lead story of the day in New Zealand.

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Note new date for museum NPC Book Rap: Tuesday, Sept. 27

August 13, 2016 | By Eleanor Herman | elherman@aol.com

So as to not conflict with the presidential debate scheduled for the original night, the National Press Club’s Book & Author Committee has rescheduled the Book Rap featuring Gary Vikan and his memoir Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director to Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC’s Conference Rooms.

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Snapchat Primer is back by popular demand: Aug. 12

August 10, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Got room for one more app in your life? How do you know if you don’t try?

Find out what the big deal is with Snapchat at a training session at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug 12, presented by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Professional Development Committee.

The event will be held in the NPC's Bloomberg Room. Tickets are required and cost $5 for NPC members; $10 for non-members. RSVP here.

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Last chance for tickets to luncheon featuring actor Michael York of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Austin Powers

August 10, 2016 | By Christine Warnke | christine.warnke@hoganlovells.com

You might remember award winning actor Michael York from “Cabaret,” "Logan's Run" or from "The Three Musketeers." Now you have a chance to listen to him, in person, at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Aug. 12, talking about his struggles with a rare disease -- Amyloidosis -- and the blood stem cell transplant he went through.

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Seoul Man Frank Ahrens plans Press Club Book Rap, Sept. 7

August 9, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane | agreilingkea@bloomberg.net

Ever wondered what it would be like to leave your job and your home country behind, and start over with a new career in a new culture?

For those only wanting to do this vicariously, Frank Ahrens has written a book about doing just this and plans to discuss it at a National Press Club Book Rap on Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

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