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National Press Club

Snippets from National Press Club History: Opening Night

November 13, 2016

National Press Club 1979 President Art Wiese was one of the Club's greatest leaders and most ardent supporters. He was responsible for planning much of the reconstruction of the Club during the building renovation in the early 1980s. For years he was a watchdog to assure that the Club maintained its tradition as a safe harbor for journalists and communicators.

In his later years, he put together a series of snippets on the Club's history. In honor of his passing this year, The Wire will run one of them each week. Here's the first:

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Going for the Gold: Monday, Nov. 21 Newsmaker Features Olympic Track Gold Medal Winner with Olympian Father

November 13, 2016 | By Bob Weiner |

What does it take to win the gold medal?

Matthew Centrowitz, who at the Rio Olympic Games this summer became the first U.S. Olympic Gold 1500 meter (the “metric mile”) track winner since 1908, and earlier this year won the World Indoor Championship, and his father, Matt, a two-time Olympian distance runner and cross-country and track coach at American University, will be the featured Newsmakers at the National Press Club on Monday, Nov. 21, at 9:30 a.m., in the Club’s Fourth Estate restaurant.

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Debating the debates on next Kalb Report Monday, Dec. 5

November 13, 2016 | By Gil Klein |

Is there a better way to run the presidential debates? Join host Marvin Kalb as he talks with 2016 debate moderators Martha Raddatz of ABC News and Chris Wallace of Fox News as well as Presidential Debates Commission Co-Chairs Frank Fahrenkopf and Mike McCurry for a post-election review.

The program will be Monday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Club’s Ballroom. Please plan to arrive several minutes early.

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Newsmaker panels to examine education issues under Trump, new Congress, Nov. 14, 2-4 p.m.

November 10, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Back-to-back Newsmaker events on Monday afternoon, Nov. 14, at the National Press Club will address how the election of Donald Trump and the Republicans' retention of Congress will affect education policy.

The two events,sponsored by the Club in conjunction with the Education Writers Association, will feature one-hour panel discussions followed by questions from news media, on K-12 and higher education from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

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TONIGHT: Relive Merriman Smith and UPI's glory days at panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.

November 10, 2016 | By Gil Klein |

No one epitomized the scrappy determination of United Press International in the 1960s than its legendary White House correspondent Merriman Smith. You can relive his extraordinary life and times with people who knew him in a special program at the National Press Club on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

From the Franklin Roosevelt administration through Richard Nixon, Smith had a front row seat at the White House as he battled the Associated Press for every breaking news story.

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Pulitzer winner George Condon added to Communicators' Summit lineup, Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m.

November 9, 2016 | By Lindsay Murphy |

Pulitizer Prize winner George Condon, White House correspondent for the National Journal, has been added to the list of prominent participants, including former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, at the National Press Club’s Communicators' Summit, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. in the Conference Rooms.

Topic of the summit, sponsored by the Club’s Communications and Marketing Committee, will be crisis communications.

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Correction: Book Fair date is Friday, Nov. 18

November 9, 2016

The article, "Book Fair to draw over 100 noted authors, among them Ralph Nader, other writers of books on politics" published in yesterday's Wednesday, Nov. 9, edition of The Wire carried an incorrect date for the event. Correct date for the National Press Club's 39th annual Book Fair & Authors' Night is Friday, Nov. 18, in the Club's Ballroom.

Admission to the fair is $5 for Club members, $10 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online.

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Maureen Dowd discusses her book, election on current Update-1 podcast

November 8, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

Maureen Dowd, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times and best-selling author of "The Year of Voting Dangerously," a book about the 2016 presidential campaign, is the guest of the National Press Club's current Update-1 podcast.

In the podcast, Art Swift, Gallup managing aditor and member of the Club's Broadcast/Podcast Committee,discusses with Dowd several anecdotes in her book, including personal dealings with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

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Book Fair to draw over 100 noted authors, among them Ralph Nader, other writers of books on politics, Nov. 18

November 8, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

Are politics and current affairs your passions? If so, don’t miss the National Press Club’s 39th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Friday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A host of authors of top-selling political and current affairs books, including consumer advocate and former presidential candidateRalph Nader, will be among more than 100 nationally known writers who will autograph and sell their books at the festive event.

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Ex-Philadelphia Mayor Nutter, top panel to offer tips on crisis communications at Communicators Summit, Nov. 15

November 7, 2016 | By Lindsay Murphy |

Crisis communications will be the topic of the next Communicators Summit, sponsored by the National Press Club's Communications and Marketing Committee, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. in the Conference Rooms.

Registration is required. Admission is $75 for the general public and $50 for National Press Club members. Please click here to register.

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