National Press Club

Ken Burns plans to preview ‘The Vietnam War’ on Wednesday, June 14, 9 a.m.

May 22, 2017 | By Joseph Luchok | Joseph.luchok@verizon.net

Award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and Retired Air Force Gen. Merrill A. McPeak, a Vietnam War veteran, plan to join National Press Club President Jeff Ballou at a Headliners event to preview “The Vietnam War” in the NPC’s First Amendment Lounge at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14.

The event is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge but registration is required. Click here to register.

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'Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself – While the Rest of Us Die' subject of Book Rap Monday, May 22

May 18, 2017 | By Eleanor Herman | elherman@aol.com

The National Press Club hosts Garrett M. Graff for a Book Rap to discuss his new book, "Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself – While the Rest of Us Die," on Monday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Conference Rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Press Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets and books are available here.

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Time changes for Sixth Annual Golf Invitational Tournament, Wednesday, May 31

May 18, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Pull out your golf clubs and hit the driving range to limber up for the National Press Club Journalism Institute's Sixth Annual Golf Invitational Tournament.

The Journalism Institute will host the tournament on Wednesday, May 31, at 8:30 a.m. at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Maryland.

The cost is $125 for Press Club members, $150 for non-member individuals or $500 for a foursome. Press Club members must log in to receive the member promotion. Register online here.

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"Your Health: A Sacred Matter" documentary premier and discussion, Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m.

May 17, 2017 | By Suzanne Struglinski, director of membership engagement | Suzanne@press.org

The National Press Club will host the exclusive Washington premier of the new documentary “Your Health: A Sacred Matter” on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom followed by a panel discussion moderated by Alison Kodjak, NPR's health policy correspondent and chair of the Club's Board of Governors.

Tickets are required: $10 for Club members and $15 for general public. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Last Call for Certified Angus Beef/Charles Krug dinner Wednesday, May 24

May 16, 2017 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef | sdelbert@press.org

Next Wednesday, May 24, the Fourth Estate restaurant will host its semi-annual Certified Angus Beef (CAB) dinner also featuring wines from Charles Krug. Unusual cuts include flat iron steak, teres major and the king of all cuts, Prime Rib, paired with a selection of wines from the Charles Krug vineyards in California. Charles Krug, a Peter Mondavi family winery, bills itself as the “Napa Valley’s Oldest Winery; established in 1861.”

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Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela Focus of Thurs., May 18, Newsmaker

May 15, 2017 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

Marcel Granier, chief executive officer of Venezuela’s Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), plans to hold a press conference on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m., in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room.

Venezuela is in the midst of a political and economic crisis. Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela is experiencing hyperinflation and a deep recession. Over the past two months, hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets demonstrating against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Press Club Snippet -- O, Canada

May 15, 2017 | By Elizabeth Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Snippet #27

O Canada: Attempts to separate French-speaking Quebec from predominantly English-speaking Canada were hotly debated at the National Press Club in the 1970s, just prior to two razor-close provincial elections on the issue. Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau argued at a huge news conference at the Club in 1977 that Canada should stay intact. He was countered 18 months later in an angry Club address by Rene Levesque, the newly elected separatist premier of Quebec. It happened at the National Press Club(often bilingually) in the nation's capital.

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Army Chief of Staff to address National Press Club luncheon, Thursday, July 27

May 13, 2017 | By Jan King | Jan.King@live.com

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. A. Milley plans to speak at a National Press Club Luncheon on Thursday, July 27.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a Q&A session ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 for Club Members, who may purchase two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets may be purchased online.

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N. Korean nukes tension underscores theme of Graff's 'Raven Rock,' May 22 Book Rap

May 12, 2017 | By Eleanor Herman | elherman@aol.com

The National Press Club plans to host Garrett M. Graff for a Book Rap to discuss his new book, "Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself – While the Rest of Us Die," at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, in the Club’s conference rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets and books are available online.

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Podcasting 101 class moves to bigger room to satisfy demand, May 15

May 12, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press

If you’ve ever wanted to try podcasting but aren’t quite sure where to begin, join the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s introduction to podcasting class at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 15.

After the class quickly sold out following the initial announcement, it was moved to a bigger room to accommodate the demand. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Online registration is required.

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