National Press Club

Journalists Bill, Willie Geist to share stories of their father-son relationship at Book Rap June 5

May 13, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The talented father-son team of Bill and Willie Geist.

The talented father-son team of Bill and Willie Geist.

The talented father-son team of Bill Geist (of "CBS News Sunday Morning") and Willie Geist (of "Morning Joe" and the "Today" shows) will share stories of their funny, heartwarming relationship described their book, "Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have" at a National Press Club Book Rap Thursday, June 5, at 2 p.m. in the Ballroom.

The book, written in a unique back-and-forth banter style, is an extended conversation that 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 struggles with Parkinson's disease, the Geists decided to collaborate on the book so their children and grandchildren would have a record of their unique bond.

Registration is required by clicking here.

The event, a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute, is open to National Press Club members for $5 and to 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. Books must be purchased through the NPC. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.

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.