National Press Club

Band White Ford Bronco to rock Spelling Bee after party Wednesday, Oct. 21

October 15, 2015 | By Julia Pyper | julia.pyper@gmail.com

White Ford Bronco will rock the after party for the 2015 National Press Club "Politicians vs. Press" spelling bee. The event will see six members of Congress face off against six members of the news media in a hilarious spelling competition moderated by the Scripps National Spelling Bee Wednesday, Oct. 21.

White Ford Bronco is Washington D.C.'s beloved all-90s cover band, known for playing hit tunes by *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Alanis Morissette and Britney Spears.

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Club podcast features 40-year broadcast veteran Fuss

October 13, 2015 | By Camille Bohannon | cboclayton@verizon.net

In the latest edition of Update-1, the Broadcast Committee's podcast series, Camille Bohannon talks with award-winning network radio news correspondent Bob Fuss, a retired 40-year radio veteran, who has written a book called “Kidnapped by Nuns."

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Afghan ambassador to attend screening of documentary on Afghan photojournalists Tuesday, Oct. 20

October 8, 2015 | By Joan Coyle | jcoyledc@verizon.net

Hamdullah Mohib, Afghan ambassador to the U.S., will attend “Frame by Frame," a documentary on Afghan photojournalists, that will be screened by the Washington West Film Festival in the Zenger Room Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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Book Rap on McGrory biography by John Norris rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15

October 8, 2015 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver | HeatherForsgrenWeaver@gmail.com

John Norris, author of a biography of legendary journalist Mary McGrory, will appear at an National Press Club Book Rap on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms.

Club member Dan Balz plans to interview Norris.

The Book Rap for Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism was rescheduled because it originally conflicted with the pope’s visit to Washington. Tickets for the original date are still good for Oct. 15.

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Tickets to Oct. 15 Ifill dinner available through Oct. 12

October 6, 2015 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Michele Norris, host and special correspondent at National Public Radio, Dan Balz, chief correspondent at The Washington Post, and broadcast journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, will headline the guest list to honor acclaimed journalist Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour", when she accepts the National Press Club’s most-prestigious prize, the Fourth estate Award, at a Club dinner Thursday, Oct. 15.

The deadline for ordering tickets is Oct. 12.

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Constitutional law expert to explain affirmative action case's return to the Supreme Court Tuesday, Oct. 27

October 6, 2015 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Constitutional law expert and litigator Andrew M. Grossman will speak at a Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room to explain what’s at stake, what to look for at oral argument, and the how the Court is likely to come down in Abigail Fisher's challenge to the University of Texas' affirmative action program.

Fisher’s challenge returns to the Supreme Court, with supporters of racial preferences fearing a major loss. After being denied admission to the University of Texas in 2008, Ms. Fisher filed suit challenging the school’s use of race in admissions.

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American and Japanese mayors to discuss cities' stratagies on climate change Thursday, Oct. 8

October 6, 2015 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Three prominent mayors -- Fumiko Hayashi, of Yokohama, Japan; Ethan Berkowitz, of Anchorage, Alaska; and Martin Walsh, of Boston, Massachusetts -- will discuss how their cities, and many others, are providing solutions to the global climate crisis at a Newsmakers news conference on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

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Tickets on sale for the 2015 National Press Club "Politicians vs. Press" spelling bee Wednesday, Oct. 21

October 6, 2015 | By Julia Pyper | julia.pyper@gmail.com

Members of Congress will face off against members of the news media in an event moderated by the Scripps National Spelling Bee at 7pm on Oct. 21, 2015. The event, sponsored by Discovery Communications, will also feature a performance by the 90s cover band sensation White Ford Bronco.

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All are welcome to watch the Democratic candidates' debate in the Conference Rooms Tuesday, Oct. 13

October 6, 2015 | By Ruth Mohamed | rmohamed@press.org

The National Press Club will host its third Debate Watch Party of Campaign ’16 on Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the Conference Rooms. With huge TV audiences for these debates so far our events sell out quickly so get your tickets today. This is our first Democratic Debate so we will see some new candidates perform for the first time.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and we will watch some of the pregame and the analysis as well as the debate itself which starts at 9 p.m. on CNN.

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Club podcast features Reuters, McClatchy and Al Jazeera reps discussing multimedia

October 6, 2015 | By Mike Hempen | mhempen204@comcast.net

The latest addition to the National Press Club podcasts, Update-1, features a panel discussion of their ongoing multimedia efforts by representatives from Reuters, McClatchy and Al Jazeera. Reuters executive digital editor Dan Colarusso talks about Reuters TV, McClatchy national video editor Jon Forsythe explains the company's digital video network and Al Jazeera engagement producer Carmel Delshad discusses AJ+.

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