National Press Club

Geists aim to share stories of their father-son relationship at Press Club Book Rap, June 5

April 30, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Just in time for Father’s Day! Award-winning journalists Bill and Willie Geist plan to share stories of their funny and heartwarming father-son relationship at a National Press Club Book Rap on June 5 at 2 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Registration is required here and is open to Press Club members for $5 and non-members for $10. The admission fee is waived when Club members pre-order a copy of the book, an option available on the ticket form. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. Books must be purchased through the NPC. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.

Told in a unique back-and-forth banter style, this extended conversation riffs on everything from music and sports to summer camp, driving lessons, family life and other mandatory father-son topics.

After Bill went public with his struggle with Parkinson’s Disease, the Geists decided to collaborate on this book so their children and grandchildren would have a record of their unique bond. Now that Willie is a father (and Bill a grandfather), Willie has continued Bill's child-rearing traditions in the hopes of carrying on the riotous Geistian parenting legacy. The result is delightfully entertaining, wildly funny and poignant.

Bill Geist is the New York Times bestselling author of Little League Confidential, The Big Five-Oh, Fore! Play!, and Way Off the Road. He has been a correspondent for "CBS News Sunday Morning" since he joined CBS News in 1987. He chronicles some of the quirkiest people and places in America for the broadcast and has won two Emmys for his work on the show.

Willie Geist is the New York Times bestselling author of American Freak Show. He is co-host of NBC's "Today" 9 a.m. hour and the co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." He is also a contributor to NBC News programs and to the NBC Sports Group, where he reports for NBC Olympics and NBC Sports Network.