National Press Club

Club member Tom Young discusses new book, "The Warriors," 6:30 p.m. July 16

July 12, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

National Press Club member Tom Young will discuss his new book, "The Warriors," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16,in the Club conference rooms.

A book signing will follow the event. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Tickets are free for Club members and $5 for the public. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. No outside books permitted.

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Centers for Disease Control director slated for Sept. 10 luncheon

July 12, 2013 | By Doris Margolis |

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

The date was incorrectly reported as Sept. 12 in previous editions of the Wire.

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Actress Shirley Jones reveals back story of storied career in new book, 6:30 pm July 26

July 11, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

American film legend Shirley Jones will discuss and sign copies of her new book, "Shirley Jones: A Memoir," at 6:30 p.m. July 26 in the ballroom.

This is a ticketed event, and registration is required. Click here to register.

Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members; $10 for the public. The Club-member admission fee is waived with a pre-order of a copy of the book. Limit one member ticket per Club member.

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Belafonte highlights human rights in developing world at 1983 luncheon

July 8, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

This Week In National Press Club History

July 7, 1983: Harry Belafonte, popular singer and social activist, speaks about human rights in the developing world at a National Press Club luncheon. Over the years, many other entertainers, including singer-songwriter John Denver, hip-hop star Chris ”Ludacris” Bridges, folk singer Joan Baez, and pop and R & B singer Dionne Warwick, have brought attention to pressing social issues, including literacy, world hunger, genocide, and AIDS, at the Club.

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Austrian priest to promote optional celibacy, ordination of women, 10 am July 22

July 2, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

The Rev. Helmut Schuller, an Austrian Catholic priest and a leader in the church reform movement, will call for fundamental changes in the world's largest Christian denomination at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m., Monday, July 22, in the Zenger Room.

Schuller, co-founder of The Preachers’ Initiative, a growing international organization of thousands of priests and deacons, will explore the group's “Call to Disobedience.”

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Horton, Gonzalez tapped as NPC 5K co-marshals, Sept. 7

July 2, 2013 | By Melinda T. Cooke |

Tony Horton, international fitness trainer and author, will once again serve as the celebrity race marshal for the 16th annual "Beat the Deadline" NPC 5K on Sept. 7.

Erika Gonzalez, local NBC4 reporter and anchor, will join Horton as co-race marshal of this year’s race, which benefits education and diversity in journalism.

The race will start at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of 14th and F streets. N.W. Horton will lead a pre-race warm-up with his P90X® Home Fitness program at 7:15 a.m.

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Kick off America’s Birthday with Jazz Night at the Fourth Estate

June 27, 2013 | By Susan Delbert |

Enjoy great jazz with fabulous food at the Fourth Estate restaurant on Wednesday, July 3 as part of the Club's ongoing "Jazz Night" series in partnership with Blues Alley, Georgetown's iconic musical venue.

Music is provided by members of the renowned Blues Alley Youth Orchestra. The musicians, including some graduates of top Washington, D.C. conservatories, are among the most talented instrumentalists in the area.

The musicians will be play from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during dinner as background music. There is no cover charge and the restaurant's regular a la carte menu is available.

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Photojournalist Marty Katz offers tips for tricky tango photos

June 27, 2013 | By David Barnisin |

Marty Katz, a photojournalist whose work appears in The New York Times, The Washington Post and publications worldwide, spoke Wednesday, June 26 to the Photo Committee.

Using pictures from a weekly Sunday tango dance at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue, Katz explained the challenges of dance photography with tricky lighting conditions. Describing the venue as the "ultimate camera challenge", he outlined the difficulties of capturing moving dancers as the sun sets on them, while still illuminating the brightly lit Capitol in the distance.

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Meet Mrs. Partridge! Film/TV star Shirley Jones to discuss her new book, 6:30 p.m. July 26

June 27, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

American film legend Shirley Jones will discuss and sign copies of her new book "Shirley Jones: A Memoir" on July 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Click here to register.

Tickets are $5 for NPC members; $10 public. All attendees must have a ticket. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. No outside books or memorabilia permitted.

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Discovery Communications founder in conversation with journalist Paula Zahn about new book, June 27

June 25, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The founder and executive chairman of Discovery Communications, John Hendricks, will discuss his new book, “A Curious Discovery,” in conversation with award-winning journalist Paula Zahn at the National Press Club on Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m.

For required registration, click here. Tickets are $5 for NPC members, $10 for the public. A book signing will follow the discussion. Proceeds benefit the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute.

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