National Press Club

CIA plans document release at Headliners Newsmaker, Sept. 6

August 31, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver | HeatherForsgrenWeaver@gmail.com

The CIA’s Agency Data Office Information Management Services is partnering with the National Museum of the U.S. Navy and the Naval Historical Foundation to hold a records release event at the National Press Club as part of the Club’s Headliners Newsmakers series. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Zenger Room.

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NEA president plans critique of Trump-DeVos agenda, Sept. 8

August 31, 2017 | By Mark Schoeff | markschoeff@gmail.com

Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association, plans to speak on what the Trump education agenda means for students and public schools at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 8

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National Press Club announces Headliners Luncheons for September, October

August 31, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.com

The National Press Club announced the Headliners Luncheon featuring Air Force Chief of Staff General Series David L. Goldfein discussing the challenges facing the U.S. Air Force scheduled for Oct. 11 has been postponed. A new date has not been set.

The following are other Headliners Luncheons on the Press Club calendar:

Sept. 8: National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García
Topic: Back to school education talk
To purchase tickets CLICK HERE

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Attkisson brings ‘The Smear’ to Headliners Book Rap, Aug. 31

August 28, 2017

Former CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, author of The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s conference rooms.

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National Press Club members' photo exhibit kicks-off Aug. 31

August 28, 2017 | By Alan Kotok | alankotok@gmail.com

The National Press Club 2017 members' photography exhibit begins Thursday, Aug. 31.

The 18th annual show put on by Club's Photography Team continues in the Club's main lobby through Sept. 29.

The show features the work of 48 members telling visual stories from today's headlines, as well as gripping images from history and those with timeless natural beauty.

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NAACP president plans 'Beyond Charlottesville' at Headliners Luncheon, Aug. 29

August 28, 2017 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Interim NAACP President Derrick Johnson plans to discuss “Beyond Charlottesville: The Policies Undergirding Trump’s White Supremacist Agenda,” at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members, who may purchase two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Cosgrove Lounge transforms into karaoke club

August 21, 2017 | By Jackie Kasuya | jmkasuya@gmail.com

The National Press Club’s Cosgrove Lounge was transformed into a karaoke lounge complete with a stage and strobe lights on Thursday, Aug. 17, with the return of Karaoke Night hosted by the Events Team.

Long-time devotees and a new generation of musical talent got together to belt out their favorite tunes, which included a range of musical genres and levels of ability.

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Headliners Newsmaker featuring former asst. attorneys general, Sept. 7

August 21, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

White supremacists march through a southern city. The federal courts are hearing cases involving issues of voting rights and discrimination. Is it 1965 or 2017?

Former assistant attorneys general from both Republican and Democratic administrations plan to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Fourth Estate to discuss the federal government’s role in protecting civil rights.

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Marvin Kalb writes op-ed warning of President Trump’s threat to press freedom

August 21, 2017 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

After 60 years as an objective reporter, Marvin Kalb did something he has rarely done before: write an op-ed that expressed his viewpoint.

The veteran of CBS News, NBC News, and for the past 24 years as moderator of the National Press Club’s “Kalb Report,” Kalb said he felt compelled to use his decades of experience to warn about the threat posed by President Donald Trump.

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Update-1 podcast covers eclipse

August 18, 2017 | By Adam Konowe | Adam.Konowe@tmp.com

The solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, is not just a boon for scientists, but also an opportunity for citizens and journalists alike.

In this Update-1 podcast, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast team member Adam Konowe interviews Irene Klotz, space editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology. Klotz discusses why this solar eclipse has generated such widespread attention, as well as other developments in space science. She also explains what it’s been like to cover the space beat for 25 years on behalf of mainstream and trade media from Aviation Week to UPI.

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