National Press Club

This Week In National Press Club History: Heavyweight champions

August 11, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

August 11, 1971: Joe Frazier, world heavyweight champion, delights a National Press Club luncheon, five months after his successful defense of the title by defeating Muhammad Ali in the “Fight of the Century” at Madison Square Garden. On August 27, 1976, now the world heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, and challenger Ken Norton sparred briefly for the cameras before their joint luncheon appearance. Ali successfully defends his title in 15 rounds a month later in Yankee Stadium.

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CDC Director Frieden to speak on 'the cough heard around the world' at Sept.10 NPC luncheon

August 9, 2013 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will update his audience about major health issues and challenges at a Tuesday, Sept. 10 National Press Club luncheon.

His remarks will focus on new and deadly pathogens that “can hitch-hike rides and crisscross the globe in a day.”

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Beat the Deadline P90X workout with Tony Horton, Sept. 5

August 9, 2013 | By Melinda T. Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Are you ready to BRING IT?

Celebrity trainer Tony Horton, creator of the P90X® Extreme Home Fitness System, will lead Washington, D.C. audiences in a P90X workout session at the National Press Club on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is part of a week of activities leading up to the 16th annual National Press Club BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K on Saturday, Sept. 7, at which Horton will serve as honorary race marshal.

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Learn all things Wiki at Aug. 26 class

August 9, 2013 | By Elizabeth Allin | EAllin@press.org

Learn all things Wiki at an Introduction to Editing Wikipedia class at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 in the Bloomberg Room.

Wikipedia is the free-online encyclopedia project, written collaboratively by volunteers.In this session you will learn about all things 'Wiki', including the history, governance, concepts and controversies of Wikipedia and its outliers. Instructor Maureen Clements will also demonstrate how to update and create a wiki page so you too can jump into the Wikipedia fray.

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NAACP President Jealous to speak on Trayvon Martin case at NPC luncheon Aug. 29

August 9, 2013 | By Nyree Wright | nyree.wright@mslgroup.com

Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Aug. 29 about issues raised by the George Zimmerman trial and "Stand Your Ground" laws.

Jealous, the youngest person ever appointed to lead the the NAACP, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Trayvon Martin's death was a hate crime. Zimmerman was found not guilty June 14 of murder in the shooting death of Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old.

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, chair of National Governors, to speak at Sept. 17 luncheon

August 7, 2013 | By Matt Mlynarczyk | Matt Mlynarczyk

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, chairwoman of the National Governors Association, will lay out her 2013-2014 national initiative and provide a preview of the year ahead for NGA at a National Press Club Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The National Press Club luncheon begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Luncheon tickets cost $21 for NPC members and up to one guest, and $35 for non-members.

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Apply now to showcase your book at NPC's annual book fair

August 6, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | NHoffman@press.org

The 36th Annual Book Fair and Authors’ Night, in partnership with Politics & Prose, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Apply to be a featured author at one of the premier literary events in the District.

For more information and to submit an application, click here.

The deadline for submission is Sept. 27. Applications and materials received after this period will not be reviewed.

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Pulitzer Prize winners to discuss NYPD's secret spy unit at NPC book event Sept. 10

August 6, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | NHoffman@press.org

Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, will discuss and sign copies of their new book "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America," at a National Press Club book event on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

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Equinox restaurant culinary team presents dinner at Fourth Estate, Sept. 25

August 6, 2013 | By Cary Pollak | wokmancary@comcast.net

Husband and wife culinary team Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray of Washington's acclaimed Equinox restaurant will showcase recipes from their new cookbook at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Todd Gray, an award-winning chef, teamed with his wife, Ellen Kassoff Gray, an award-winning restaurateur, to create "The New Jewish Table", featuring updated, modern takes on traditional Jewish fare.

The multi-course meal will feature extraordinary recipes from the cookbook, including a pistachio-crusted lamb loin and a pumpkin risotto with wild mushrooms.

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Next Kalb Report examines March on Washington 50 years later

August 5, 2013 | By Gil Klein | Gilbert.Klein@me.com

Join host Marvin Kalb on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. as he talks with civil rights leader Julian Bond, PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill, Morehouse College President Dr. John Wilson and Dorothy Gilliam, the first African-American woman reporter for The Washington Post, about the 1963 March on Washington and the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

As a reporter for CBS News, Kalb was 20 feet from King as he made his memorable speech.

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