National Press Club

Speakers, House, Book, Int'l Correspondents, Events Meet

September 5, 2008

Committee business meetings next week include:

Monday -- House Committee, noon
Monday -- Speakers Committee, noon
Tuesday -- Book and Author Committee, noon
Tuesday -- International Correspondents Committee, 6 p.m.
Wednesday -- Events Committee, 6 p.m.

All are in the McClendon Room or mezzanine

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Take a President to Dinner

September 5, 2008

... or out for a stroll in your neighborhood.

Life-size cardboard photos of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama will be sold at the on-site auction during the NPC 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 13.

The online auction will be up and running next week on CharityFolks.com. The on-site auction will take place the day of the race.

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Luncheons: Shirley Jackson, Sept. 9; Chertoff, Sept. 10

September 4, 2008

Council on Competitiveness Vice Chairwoman Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will explain how the U.S. can achieve energy security, stimulate energy innovation and job growth, and protect the environment at an NPC luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The "First 100 Days" energy action plan, designed to guide the next president and Congress, was devised by more than 200 corporate CEOs, labor leaders, university presidents and other energy experts.

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Sept. 10 Buckley Rap Filling Up; Reserve before WaPo Runs an Item

September 4, 2008

Nearly 100 people have registered for the talk by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Buckley at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. He'll discuss his latest book, "Supreme Courtship," a comic look at Washington politics. In "Supreme Courtship," the president has no success getting his Supreme Court nominees confirmed, so he turns an unconventional choice, a well-known television judge.

Also coming up:

California Reps. Linda and Loretta Sanchez, the first sisters to serve in Congress, will present their book, Dream in Color at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15.

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Newsmaker: Did Wall Street Cause the Credit Crises?

September 3, 2008

National Press Club "NEWSMAKER" Media Briefing

September 15

10 a.m.

National Press Club (Lisagor Room)

“Did Wall Street Cause the Mortgage and Credit Crises?”

Paul Muolo, Executive Editor of “National Mortgage News,” and co-author of the book, Chain of Blame: How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crises,

will chronicle what went wrong in the subprime lending market and the major players that contributed to it.

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Newsmaker: Reforming Health Care

September 3, 2008

Newsmaker: Revolutionizing Health Care

September 5, 10 a.m., Zenger Room

Hundreds of thousands of health care professionals are qualified to care for more than 80 percent of patients who are not in critical condition -- but these professionals are unable to help on a scale that would mark true reform. Why? Because our system relies on high-cost doctors as gatekeepers, underutilizing lower cost professionals, such as advanced nurses, PAs, pharmacists, midwives and other qualified care givers.

Panelists include:

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Kalb Interviews Bill O'Reilly Sept. 27

September 2, 2008

Bill O’Reilly, host of “The O’Reilly Factor,” will join moderator Marvin Kalb in the NPC Ballroom at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, to discuss the impact of “opinion journalism” on viewers, listeners, readers and democracy.

“Bill was my student at Harvard, and now he’s my guest. I can’t wait for him to be a ‘factor’ on The Kalb Report,” Kalb said. “He has become a major player in cable news and talk television, transforming the world of journalism. His views must be heard and understood.”

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Buckley's Book Sept 10; Reps. Sanchez Discuss their Book Sept. 15

September 2, 2008

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Buckley comes to the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 to discuss "Supreme Courtship," his latest comic look at Washington politics. In "Supreme Courtship," the president has no success getting his Supreme Court nominees confirmed, so he turns an unconventional choice, a well-known television judge.

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Trip to Radio & Television Museum, Saturday, Oct. 18

September 2, 2008

The NPC History and Broadcast committees are co-sponsoring a field trip for Club members and their guests to the Radio & Television Museum in Bowie, Md., on Saturday, Oct.18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The museum features hundreds of early radio and television sets and much area broadcast memorabilia. Take your time touring the museum, housed in a red, turn-of-the-century farmhouse.

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Journalist Hotline for Legal Trouble at Republican Convention

August 28, 2008

Journalists covering the Republican convention next week may want to tuck this phone number in their Blackberries: 651-238-1884. It's a 24-hour hotline for cost-free legal assistance for journalists arrested or detained during coverages of demonstrations or other disturbances.

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