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This week in National Press Club history: Which candidate for the Reform Party spoke at the club in 1996?

October 22, 2015 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

This Week In National Press Club History

Oct. 19, 1973: Walter Cronkite, member of the National Press Club since 1948, receives the National Press Club’s first Fourth Estate Award. In 2015, Gwen Ifill, co-host of the PBS NewsHour, joins the distinguished recipients of the Club’s most prestigious award, including Eric Sevareid, Herb Block, Flora Lewis, Brian Lamb and Mary McGrory.

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Amtrak chief Joseph Boardman to address railway congestion problems, Oct. 26

October 21, 2015 | By David Hodes |

Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman will address congestion issues facing the passenger rail service and the recommendations of the Chicago Gateway Initiative Blue Ribbon Panel, which recently completed a year-long study of the Chicago rail gridlock situation, at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26 in the Bloomberg Room.

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Podcast interview with C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb explores nexus with National Press Club

October 18, 2015 | By Mike Hempen |

It was October 1980 when CSPAN founder Brian Lamb, who was working out of the National Press Club's first broadcast studio, took a call on the air from a viewer in Yankton, S.Dak., marking the start of the first national regularly scheduled call-in show in television broadcasting history.

In this edition of Update-1, Lamb talks about that event and C-SPAN's involvement with the Press Club over the years with former NPC President Mark Hamrick, now the chairman of the Broadcast Committee.

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Lawmakers vs. Journalists: Which word nerds will prevail in the Press Club Spelling Bee on Oct. 21?

October 18, 2015 | By Julia Pyper |

Lawmakers and Washington journalists will go head to head at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 for that most American of showdowns: A spelling bee.

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Register here.

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Press freedom panel to cover when and where photographers have right to shoot Tuesday, Oct. 20

October 18, 2015 | By Al Teich |

The proliferation of cellphone cameras, a heightened sensitivity by law enforcement authorities to being photographed and several well-publicized incidents have brought the right to photograph in public into sharp focus.

The National Press Club's Photography Committee, in collaboration with the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), will hold a panel discussion on "The Right to Photograph and Record on the Ground and in the Air" on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. The session will be held in the Broadcast Center, Studio A, on the fourth floor.

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Emmer and Demirjian to compete in the spelling bee Wednesday, Oct. 21

October 16, 2015 | By Julia Pyper |

Representative Tom Emmer, R-Minn., will join the team of lawmakers on stage at the 2015 National Press Club "Politicians vs. Press" spelling bee on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Emmer, who took office earlier this year, was a competitive hockey player in college. He'll show how well he fares in a spelling contest alongside Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Rep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Az.

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Swim with the Fish, Drink like Hemingway in the Fourth Estate Thursday, Nov. 5

October 15, 2015 | By Susan Delbert |

Plan for an evening of Papa Hemingway’s favorite cocktails, made to his exacting specifications, on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club, on the 13th floor of the National Press Building.

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

October 15, 2015 | By Julia Pyper |

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 |

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 |

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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