National Press Club

TONIGHT'S Book Fair Roast Beef Sold Out, But Books Are Plentiful

November 18, 2013 | By Bill McCloskey | bmcclos325@aol.com

The traditional Book Fair roast beef dinner in the Club's Reliable Source restaurant is sold out, indicating high interest for Tuesday night's 36th annual Book Fair & Authors night starting at 5:30 p.m.

The event promises a robust crowd of booklovers, journalists and politicos seeking the latest titles across the genres –- from cookbooks and childrens stories to history, sports, memoirs and mysteries -- and a chance to mingle with 100 of the nation’s best authors. You’re sure to find the ideal gift for a book lover of any age or interest.

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This Week In National Press Club History

November 18, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Nov. 8, 1961: Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson performs at the President’s Ball.

Nov. 17, 1988: Tom Clancy, author of internationally popular thrillers, signs copies of his latest novel, "The Cardinal of the Kremlin," at the Club’s annual Book Fair.

Nov. 18, 1985: Zubin Mehta, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, at a luncheon urges support for the performing arts.

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Seats Going Fast for Friday's Kalb Report on JFK Assassination with Dan Rather

November 18, 2013 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

Fifty years ago, Dan Rather was in the thick of the President John F. Kennedy assassination story as a young CBS News reporter in Dallas while Marvin Kalb reported on the staggering developments for CBS in Washington.

On Friday, Nov. 22 –- the exact 50th anniversary of the assassination –- these two legends of journalism will meet on "The Kalb Report" at 8:00 p.m. in the Ballroom to talk about reporting the unthinkable, the profound impact the assassination has had on America and the life and legacy of President Kennedy.

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Post Reporter to Discuss His Narrative on Peace Activists

November 17, 2013 | By Sarah Driggs, Director of Membership Retention | sdriggs@press,org

The Washington Post’s Dan Zak will be the featured speaker at the 7 p.m. Nov. 25th Young Members’ event in the McClendon Room.

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Wednesday: New Report Says Corporate Espionage Against Nonprofit Groups Increasing

November 17, 2013 | By Herb Perone, NPC Newsmaker Chair and Event Host | herb@peronecomm.com

Essential Information -- a Washington-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing citizen involvement in communities –- will present what they call findings documenting the recent spread of corporate espionage against nonprofit public interest groups. The study will be released at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Zenger Room.

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Tomorrow: Book Fair & Authors’ Night

November 17, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Get a jump on your holiday shopping with a perfect, personalized gift from the National Press Club’s 36th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night, scheduled at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The event promises a robust crowd of booklovers, journalists and politicos seeking the latest titles across the genres –- from cookbooks and childrens stories to history, sports, memoirs and mysteries -- and a chance to mingle with 100 of the nation’s best authors. You’re sure to find the ideal gift for a book lover of any age or interest.

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IMF Managing Director to speak at Luncheon, Jan. 15. Sign up before the Christmas Break!

November 15, 2013 | By Kasia Klimasinska | k.klimasinska@gmail.com

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde will discuss the world's economy at a National Press Club luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 15, in her first press appearance in 2014. Lagarde will speak immediately after returning from a trip to Africa.

As the leader of the IMF, Lagarde has in hand economic research of the organization's 188 member countries. She'll discuss the prospects for US and global economic growth, recovery in the European Union, and the IMF's mission to support low-income countries by increasing the availability of credit.

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Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs to speak at Luncheon, Dec. 19

November 14, 2013 | By Erik Meltzer | emeltzer@ap.org

Ricky Skaggs , 14-time Grammy winner, will share memories from his 50-year career at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 19. Skaggs has been playing the mandolin since he was five-years-old and has risen to the heights of country music stardom, while remembering his bluegrass roots.

Skaggs is traveling to Washington to perform at the Interfaith Holiday Gala Benefit for the Wounded Warriors on Friday, Dec. 20.

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National Geographic editor added to Nov. 18 panel on how to make blogging pay

November 14, 2013 | By Hannes Luth | hannes.luth@wunderbar-media.comt

A panel discussion of blogging as well as the merits and pitfalls of writing for free will now feature four panelists, including an editor from National Geographic. Come hear the lively discussion of “How to Make Blogging Pay” on Monday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Conference Rooms.

Blogging offers opportunities and risks. It can bolster a journalist’s career. On the other hand, journalists are frequently asked to blog for free or very little pay, a trend that seems to be growing in the publishing industry. The panel will include:

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US Army Chief of Staff Odierno to speak at Luncheon, Jan. 7

November 14, 2013 | By Erik Meltzer | erik@erikmeltzer.com

US Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno will speak on the future of the Army at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Before ascending to the position of Army Chief of Staff, General Odierno commanded United States Joint Forces Command and was the commanding general for the US campaign in Iraq.

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