National Press Club

MSNBC anchor analyzes 1968 election at Headliners Book Rap

November 20, 2017 | By Mark Schoeff |

MSNBC anchor and Emmy-winning TV writer Lawrence O’Donnell will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his new book, Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Purchase tickets and copies of the book online.

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Marines are looking for a few good social media experts

November 16, 2017 | By Ken Dalecki |

Younger members of the Marine Corps are being pressed into service to use social media to tell the world about their mission.

That's according to Brig. Gen. William Seely III, director of Marine Corps communications, spoke at Tuesday's meeting of National Press Club American Legion Post 20.

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Enjoy Jewish cooking and kosher wine at Dec. 5 wine dinner

November 16, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

Award-winning author Joan Nathan will sign copies of her latest cookbook, "King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World,” at a five-course wine dinner in the Fourth Estate on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Covenant Wines, owned by cookbook author Jeff Morgan, will offer a selection of California wines to complement recipes from Nathan’s book.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with passed appetizers and two varieties of wines, with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.

The menu is a follows:

Passed hors d’oeuvres
Burekas, Spinach-feta filled pastry

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Space available for Dec. 1 program for public relations professionals

November 16, 2017 | By Crystal White |

There’s still space available to sign up for the NPC Journalism Institute’s on-camera media training workshop for public relations professionals. The training, led by veteran multimedia journalist and Emmy Award-winning Club member Andrea McCarren, will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from 9–11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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Last call for lobster

November 15, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

The final lobster night of 2017 takes place Friday in the Fourth Estate.

A steamed 1 1/2-pound Maine Lobster with a glass of wine or beer, cole slaw or salad, French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes and dessert is $50, with a 15 percent discount for members.

Make reservations online.

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A career in writing: From journalism to fiction

November 15, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

Tom Young is a former Associated Press broadcast editor and reporter who has leveraged an accomplished military and commercial aviation career to write fiction and non-fiction.

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Marine Corps public affairs director to to address Club’s American Legion Post on Tuesday

November 12, 2017 | By Ken Dalecki |

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. William Seely III, director of the Office of Marine Corps Communications, will address the Club's American Legion Post 20 on Tuesday.

The event will begin at noon in the McClendon Room.

Seely oversees Marine Corps public affairs, including media and community relations. A 28-year veteran, his many operational deployments have included four tours of duty in Iraq. A graduate of American University, he received his commission through the Navy ROTC program at George Washington University.

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Sample Irish cuisine and Irish whiskey on Thursday

November 12, 2017 | By Antonella Ciancio |

Whiskey from three Irish distilleries and a menu of Irish food will be served at the National Press Club on Thursday.

The event, co-sponsored by the Club's International Correspondents and Events teams and the Embassy of Ireland, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Winners Room.

The drinks will come from the Teeling, Tullamore Dew and Glendalough distilleries. The food will come from Executive Chef Susan Delbert and include:

Irish Potato Bites (small new red potatoes with cheddar and corned beef)

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Friday is final 2017 port of call for NPC Lobster Night

November 12, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

The Fourth Estate restaurant will host its final Lobster Night of the year on Friday.

A steamed 1½-pound Maine Lobster with a glass of wine or beer, cole slaw (or salad), a choice of French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes and dessert is $50, with a 15 percent discount for members.

Make reservations online. National Press Club members can access the discount by logging into the Club website before clicking the link.

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Headliners Luncheon features African Union chairperson, Nov. 15

November 9, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union Commission, plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Lunch will be served in the Club’s Ballroom at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Click here for tickets.

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