National Press Club

NTSB chairman to speak at NPC breakfast on April 21

April 8, 2014 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

Deborah Hersman, outgoing chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, will give her farewell address at a National Press Club Speakers Breakfast. Hersman will speak on Monday, April 21.

Hersman is stepping down during her third term as NTSB chairman to lead the National Safety Council. The safety board is helping probe the disappearance of a Malaysian Air plane. As chairman, Hersman has focused on distraction in drivers, pilots and other transportation operators and presided over the longest period without a crash in the history of U.S. commercial aviation.

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Hear historian John McManus' gripping account of D-Day at May 5 book talk

April 8, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Acclaimed historian John C. McManus will give a white-knuckle account of the 1st Infantry Division’s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach in a reading from his new book, “The Dead and Those About to Die,” on May 5.

The discussion and book signing will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the conference rooms.

This is a ticketed event, and registration is required. To register, click here.

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NPC podcast features new radio show that connects U.S. to New Zealand

April 8, 2014 | By Mike Hempen |

The latest edition of Update-1, the National Press Club's podcast, features National Press Club member and Washington, D.C.-based journalist Victoria Gaither, who talks about her new radio show with Stu Frith, the founder of Sea Breeze FM in Himatangi Beach, New Zealand.

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This Week in Press Club History: "Silent Cal" Coolidge has words for NPC

April 7, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

This Week In National Press Club History

April 4, 1974: Bill Russell, legendary Boston Celtics center (1956-69) and Seattle SuperSonics head coach (1973-1977) speaks about his legendary career to a luncheon crowd.

April 6, 2003: Michael Crichton, best-selling author, producer, director and screen writer, talks about his novel, "The Rising Sun," which raises doubts about the advisability of foreign direct investment in high-technology sections of American industry, particularly by the Japanese.

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Grenada PM to launch sustainable development initiative at April 11 Newsmaker

April 7, 2014 | By Molly McCluskey |

Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell will discuss the launch of an initiative on sustainable development, small island economies and the Caribbean’s new vision for a dynamic and green hemisphere at a Newsmakers news conference on Friday, April 11 at 2:15 p.m. in the Zenger Room.

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Genocide in the Middle East: book launch, 6:30 pm April 14

April 4, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Joe David will discuss his new book, "The Infidels," at 6:30 p.m. April 14 in the National Press Club conference rooms.

David will be joined by Professor Hannibal Travis, who has published widely on genocide and human rights. A book signing will follow the discussion.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. All attendees must have a ticket.

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Supreme Court Justices Scalia, Ginsburg scheduled for next Kalb Report, April 17

April 4, 2014 | By Gil Klein |

Two Supreme Court justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will join host Marvin Kalb to talk about the First Amendment as well as the origins and contemporary meaning of freedom on the Kalb Report on April 17.

The program starts promptly at 6 p.m., an earlier start than previous Kalb Report tapings.

Admission is free but limited. Club members can register online. For questions about reserving tickets, please call 202-662-7501.

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Comedian Lewis Black to speak at NPC luncheon on April 14

April 2, 2014 | By Bob Carden |

Lewis Black, the comedian, playwright, and satirist who is perhaps best known for his frequent “Back in Black” appearances on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, will address the National Press Club at a luncheon on April 14. Black, a native of Silver Spring, Md., will talk about politics and social issues.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with the speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Cost of tickets is $22 for Club members along with one guest and $36 for non-members.

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Professionalize your freelance business, 6:30 pm April 3

April 2, 2014 | By Hannes Luth |

Are you using all the tax breaks available for your business? Do you know how the DC government can help you with business planning? How can your style reflect your brand as a freelancer?

You can find answers to these questions at a panel sponsored by the Freelance Committee, "How To Professionalize Your Freelance Business," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, in the First Amendment Lounge.

Registration is free for members and $10 for the general public. Members should login to get the discount code.

Participating on the panel:

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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in the Fourth Estate, April 2

April 2, 2014 | By Joan Coyle |

The Fourth Estate will present April's monthly "Jazz Night" on Wednesday, April 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The evening is co-presented with the National Press Club's Events Committee in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month. This month's jazz theme will be "100 years of Jazz Piano" featuring three solo piano performances from the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra.

The three pianists will feature piano stylings from rag to stride to bebop to cool to straight-ahead and all parts in between. In further honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, there will be jazz giveaways.

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