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This Week in Press Club History: Gingrich proposes Medicaid reform at Luncheon

August 18, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives and a Republican congressman from Georgia, left,  talks with 1961 NPC President John Cosgrove before Gingrich’s National Press Club Luncheon speech on Aug. 19, 2005

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives and a Republican congressman from Georgia, left, talks with 1961 NPC President John Cosgrove before Gingrich’s National Press Club Luncheon speech on Aug. 19, 2005

Photo/Image: Christy Bowe

August 23, 1934: Movie producer and director of both silent and sound films, Cecil B. DeMille, speaks at a National Press Club Luncheon about his flamboyant career, which began with a 1914 silent film “The Squaw Man.” His first biblical epic, the 1923 “The Ten Commandments,” held Paramount Pictures revenue record for 25 years. “Cleopatra,” his first film nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was released in 1934.

August 19, 2005: Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives and Republican congressman from Georgia, speaks at a Press Club Luncheon about reforming Medicaid and proposes a new model for the program “that maximizes Americans’ ability to live as long as possible, as healthily as possible, with the highest-possible quality of life at the lowest-possible cost.”

This Week In National Press Club History, is brought to you by the History & heritage Committee, which preserves and revitalizes the Club’s century-plus history with lobby displays, events, panel discussions, and its oral-history project.

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