National Press Club

Past NPC President Klein remembers Nelson Mandela's visit to the Club

December 6, 2013 | By Gil Klein | Gilbert.Klein@me.com

On Oct. 7, 1994, I was Club president when Nelson Mandela spoke here during his first visit to the United States as president of the Republic of South Africa.

Two things stand out about that day:

First, the speaker advertised for that day was Wall Street tycoon Peter Lynch, and I had 300 people in a financial writers conference expecting to hear him.

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Tickets going fast for June 18 Diana Galbadon Book Rap at the National Press Club

December 3, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Diana Gabaldon, author of the popular Outlander series, plans to discuss the next book in the series, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Click here to register. All attendees must have a ticket. More than 150 people purchased tickets for the event as soon within one day of the author posting the information to her website.

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Carville, Matalin plan Book Rap about 'Love and War,' at the Press Club, Jan 11 at 11 a.m.

December 2, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

The National Press Club is planning a special Saturday Book Rap featuring James Carville and Mary Matalin on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the Ballroom.

Carville and Matalin are authors of LOVE & WAR: 20 Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home. A book signing will follow the discussion.

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Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange to Provide New Roadmap for Health IT Industry at Newsmaker

November 27, 2013 | By Perone Communications | herb@peronecomm.com

Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former Secretary of Health and Human Services and creator of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), will release what is expected to serve as a new roadmap for the health IT industry at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m in the Zenger Room.

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Wednesday: Pre-Thanksgiving Magic

November 25, 2013 | By Larry Lipman | lipman.larry@gmail.com

Members of the Society of American Magicians who meet monthly at the National Press Club will perform up-close, table-side magic Wednesday Nov. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Reliable Source or Fourth Estate restaurants. The magic will be so close, some of it could happen right in your hands! Treat visiting friends and family to a pre-Thanksgiving night out. Reserve your table now: Call (202) 662-7638 for the Fourth Estate; (202) 662-7443 for the Reliable Source.

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Club's 'Update-1' Podcast Turns to Press Freedom

November 24, 2013 | By Mike Hempen, Broadcast Committee member | mhempen204@comcast.net

Broadcast Committee member

Press freedom will be the next topic featured on the National Press Club’s new podcast, Update-1. Moderator Monica Coleman will discuss this enduring subject with NPC President Angela Greiling Keane and Freedom of the Press Committee Chair John Donnelly. The episode, due to run in December, follows recent ones on the economy, Fourth Estate Award winner Andrea Mitchell and the recent federal government shutdown,

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Making the Freedom of Information Act Work for You

November 21, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Need documentary evidence on government activity promptly and for a reasonable fee? Dramatically improve the quality and speed of your Freedom of Information Act responses with pointed request and appeal skills taught by veteran journalist and Freedom of the Press Committee member, Lisette Garcia, J.D.

The workshop will be held 6:30-8:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Zenger Room. An Internet-capable laptop required.

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Late NPC Member Ike Pappas Recounts Chilling Moments of Oswald Murder for Club’s Oral History Project

November 21, 2013 | By Marc A. Wojno | MWojno@Kiplinger.com

Ike Pappas, legendary broadcast journalist and late Club member, shared his detailed and chilling accounts of his coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, in a 2006 interview for the Club’s Oral History project. A 20-minute excerpt of this interview is available on the Club’s website (click here) in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Kennedy.

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Satisfied Customers for NPC Online Voting

November 20, 2013

I want to send my profound thanks to the National Press Club for finally allowing members to vote online. As a member who lives overseas, there are very few benefits to continuing to pay annual dues and one of the biggest privileges is the right to vote.

When a member is not allowed to exercise his or her right to vote (because they live outside the Metro DC area or farther or because they may be bed-ridden), it dampens what the club stands for -- free expression, fraternity.

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Countdown to Pre-Thanksgiving Magic

November 18, 2013 | By Larry Lipman | lipman.larry@gmail.com

Don’t hesitate. Call today and make reservations for the night before Thanksgiving for your family and guests in the Club's Reliable Source or Fourth Estate restaurants where you will be entertained with magic. Members of the Society of American Magicians who meet monthly at the National Press Club will perform up-close, table-side magic from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 27, The magic will be so close, some of it could happen right in your hands! Reserve your table now: Call (202) 662-7638 for the Fourth Estate; (202) 662-7443 for the Reliable Source.

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