National Press Club

WMATA GM Paul Wiedefeld to speak on Metro's challenges at luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 30

November 3, 2016 | By Pat Host | Patrick.Host@gmail.com

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager Paul Wiedefeld will address the state of Metro at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Wiedefeld is entering a challenging time as he fights off bankruptcy while responding to safety and service issues with sometimes hostile jurisdictional masters and a beleaguered governing structure.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with remarks beginning at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question and answer session ending at 2 p.m.

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Annual Book Fair Nov. 18 draws notable biographers, authors of books on history and journalism

November 3, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The National Press Club is pleased to partner with Washington’s largest independent bookstore, Politics & Prose, on its 39h annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night, scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to address Club luncheon, Monday, Nov. 21

November 2, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, Nov. 21.

Under McCarthy's leadership, the EPA helped penalize Volkswagen for cheating on diesel emissions, promoted a sweeping federal rule to cut carbon dioxide emission from power plants and played an active role in implementing international climate agreements.

McCarthy also admitted that EPA placed too much trust in Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality, the main culprit for the Flint water crisis.

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VFW leader to lay out veterans' agenda for next administration, Congress, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.

November 2, 2016 | By Tony Gallo | | agallo2368@verizon.net

The day before Veterans’ Day, Brian Duffy, oommander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), will discuss the needs of the nation’s 20 million veterans and the plans of veterans’ groups to move promised benefits by the new president and the next Congress at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Duffy will make his remarks at 10 a.m., in the club’s Bloomberg Room.

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Get advance look at upcoming PBS series on recorded music, 'Soundbreaking,' at Club Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

November 2, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

The National Press Club will screen two parts of the upcoming PBS series, "Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music," on Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Club’s Ballroom.

The screening, a Club Newsmaker event, will be followed by a panel discussion about the series.

As with all Newsmaker events, this event is open to credentialed media, National Press Club members and invited guests, free of charge. Please RSVP for the screening by clicking here.

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Club to preview parts of new PBS series, 'Soundbreaking,' on impact of recorded music, Nov. 9

November 1, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

The National Press Club will screen two parts of the upcoming PBS series, "Soundbreaking: Stores from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music," on Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Club’s Ballroom.

As with all Newsmaker events, this event is open to credentialed media, National Press Club members and invited guests, free of charge. Please RSVP for the screening by clicking here.

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Next Communicators Summit to focus on crisis communications, Nov. 15

October 31, 2016 | By Lindsay Murphy | lindsaylaw@mac.com

Crisis communications will be the topic of the next Communications 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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VFW commander to review veterans issues before new president and Congress at Newsmaker, Nov. 10

October 31, 2016 | By Tony Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

The day before Veterans’ Day, Brian Duffy, oommander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), will discuss the needs of the nation’s 20 million veterans and the plans of veterans’ groups to move promised benefits by the new president and the next Congress at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Duffy will make his remarks at 10 a.m., in the club’s Bloomberg Room.

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VOA's Sandy Sugawara, Pulitzer juror, added to Pulitzer panel, Nov. 16

October 31, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Sandy Sugawara, formerly an editor at The Washington Post and now deputy director of Voice of America, will join three other distinguished panelists at the National Press Club to discuss the Pulitzer Prize competition on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

Sugawara has spent more than three decades in journalism, starting as a UPI reporter and rising to senior management positions at the Post. She was sworn in as VOA deputy director May 2.

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Top researchers to call on FDA to expedite immunotherapy cancer treatment, tomorrow, 10 a.m.

October 28, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Dr. Gary Gilliland, president of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Dr. David Maloney, an immunotherapy researcher and physician, will announce at a Nov. 1 National Press Club Newsmaker press conference the first-of-its-kind immunotherapy treatment center, which will be housed in a new dedicated research-focused clinic at the Seattle facility.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. in the Club's Zenger Room.

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