National Press Club

Reliable Source Celebrates Oktoberfest on Oct. 17

October 3, 2013 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

The Reliable Source's annual Oktoberfest buffet takes place on Thursday, Oct. 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. Accordion player Roy Beyer to entertain and play Bavarian music. The cost is $22, plus tax and gratuities.

Reservations for this event are encouraged by contacting at 202-662-7443 or by e-mail at

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Exhibit and Discussion of Photojournalist John Launois Schedueld for Oct. 7

October 3, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

John Launois, the late photojournalist whose subjects included U.S. presidents, wars, and the Beatles, will be the subject of an exhibition and book discussion Monday, Oct. 7, at the Club.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in the Holeman Lounge and feature a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. The discussion will begin at 6:45 p.m. and conclude with a signing and a discussion of his book, ``L'Americain: A Photojournalist's Life,'' that was co-authored by his son, Chris Pan Launois.

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Syrian Refugee Problem Is Subject of Oct. 8 Newsmaker

October 3, 2013 | By Patti Giglio |

A club Newsmaker on Tuesday, Oct. 8, will focus on the refugee problem caused by the Syrian civil war.

Sen. Robert Casey, Jr., D-Pa., sponsor of Syria Democratic Transition Act of 2013; and Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps, the leading responder to the Syria crisis, will discuss the situation on the ground and humanitarian efforts underway as refugees flood neighboring countries.

The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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Books & Brunch to Look at Press Follies Oct. 19

October 3, 2013 | By Jack Williams |

The Oct. 19 NPC Books & Brunch meeting will feature a look at press foibles and follies through a lens of the past.

The discussion of the book “Just Enough Liebling: Classic Work by the legendary New Yorker Writer A. J. Liebling” begins at noon on the 19th in the Club’s Fourth Estate restaurant.

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First black Miss Israel embraces Ethiopian roots

October 2, 2013 | By Lou Priebe

Miss Israel Yityish "Titi" Aynaw, the country's first Ethiopian-born pageant queen, visited the Naitonal Press Club Sept. 25 as part of a U.S. tour.

Aynaw, orphaned as a child and sent to live with her grandparents in Israel, is part of a small community of Ethiopian Jews.

Aynaw, who became a model after completing her service in the Israeli Army, toured the Club and met with reporters and Club members. Club Vice President Myron Belkind presented Aynaw with the traditional NPC coffee mug.

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Panel on TV Advertising's Future Scheduled for Oct. 7

October 2, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon |

The future of TV advertising will be the subject of a ``Get It Online'' program from 8:30-10:30 on Monday, Oct. 7, in the Conference Rooms.

TV commercials, from Johnson's ``Daisy'' to Reagan’s “Morning in America,” have been defining elements in campaigns for decades. But do they have a future when more Americans use smartphones and the Internet rather than watch television?

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"Game Change" to Be Shown at Dinner and a Movie Night Oct. 10

October 2, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon |

It’s Xlub Election Season. Dine in the Reliable Source for Dinner and a Movie Night, Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., where this month’s featured film is "Game Change." The HBO political film is based on the events of the 2008 presidential election campaign that pitted Barack Obama against John McCain .

The cast includes Julianne Moore, Ed Harris and Woody Harrelson. The film earned three Golden Globe awards and five prime-time Emmy awards.

No reservations are necessary. For questions, please contact the Reliable Source at

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Famed Photographer John Launois Is Subject of Exhibit and Book Rap

October 2, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The Club is featuring an exhibit of the works of the late photojournalist John Launois, and a discussion of his book, ``L'Americain: A Photojournalist's Life,'' by his son and coauthor Chris Pan Launois. Launois recorded some of the most iconic images of the 1960s, including presidents, the Beatles, Malcolm X, wars, riots, and natural disasters.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in the Holeman Lounge and feature a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. The discussion will begin at 6:45 p.m. and conclude with a book signing.

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Panelists to Discuss the Right to Photograph and Record in Public

October 2, 2013 | By Darlene Shields |

In support of Free Speech Week, the Club's Photography Committee will sponsor a panel discussion on the "Right to Photograph and Record in Public," on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6-8 pm, in the Club's conference rooms. The panel will be moderated by Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association.

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Jazz Night Returns to Fourth Estate Restaurant Tonight

October 1, 2013 | By Jake Serwer |

Jazz Night returns to the Fourth Estate Restaurant during dinner tonight.

Members of the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra will play from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as background music. To reserve, click here or call 202-662-7638.

The restaurant will host the event with Blues Alley, Georgetown’s home for jazz. In addition to great music, there will be culinary jazz specials of oysters Rockefeller, oysters Bienville and okra gumbo with rice and beans.

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