National Press Club

National Press Club in History: Early Club luncheons

July 2, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

What did an early National Press Club luncheon look like?

From its inception, the Club has attracted prominent people in politics, government, business and entertainment. William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Sarah Bernhardt, and Andrew Carnegie were all early visitors.

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National Press Club displays Capital Gazette front-page coverage of shooting

July 2, 2018 | By Wire staff report | wire@press.org

The National Press Club displayed the June 29 front page of The Capital Gazette on the wall of its members-only bar and grill, The Reliable Source, on the day that the paper was published.

The Annapolis newspaper’s A1 covers the aftermath of the June 28 shooting in its newsroom that killed five journalists. The front page is the newest addition to dozens of other historic front pages from newspapers around the country adorning the walls of The Reliable Source that depict important moments in U.S. culture.

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NPC member Lakhani discusses conflict zones, disasters and press freedom: Update-1

July 1, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

The death of Osama bin Laden, the Israel-Lebanon war, political uprisings in Pakistan and the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan are just some of the major international stories Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Leone Lakhani has covered during her career as a network senior producer and correspondent.

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Wines and hors d'oeurvres added to Bourdain dinner recreation, July 24

June 28, 2018 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Anthony Bourdain, the late host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” and Travel Channel’s “No Reservations,” launched the publication of the "Les Halles Cookbook"--named for the New York Bistro--at a dinner at the National Press Club in 2004, an early cookbook/wine dinner in the Fourth Estate restaurant. The Fourth Estate is re-creating the six course meal served -- adding hors d’oeuvres -- at a dinner Tuesday, July 24.

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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian headliners luncheon, June 27

June 25, 2018 | By Tyler Crowe | crowetyler@gmail.com

Ed Bastian, chief executive of Delta Air Lines, will discuss transforming the customer experience in the skies above as the world below grapples with increasing economic uncertainty and geopolitical unrest at a National Press Club Headliners luncheon on Wednesday, June 27.

A 20-year veteran of Delta, Bastian was named the company’s CEO in May 2016.

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National Press Club in History: The "real" Woodrow Wilson reveals himself

June 24, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

The image of President Wilson, which survives to today, is of the stern son of a Presbyterian minister; the no-nonsense academic, creator of the 14 Points who ruined his health on a whistle-stop tour of the nation trying to convince the public to support his League of Nations.

Just in the past few years, his public image has been tarnished as his role in re-segregating the federal government has been emphasized.

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National Press Club in history: Why 14th and F streets?

June 19, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

Why are we here?

When someone starts an essay with “Why are we here?” usually it is followed by some existential angst. But in this case, the question is: Why is the National Press Club at the corner of 14th and F Streets? It all goes back to the Civil War, as do so many things in Washington.

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Podcast interview discusses investigative journalism, then and now

June 19, 2018 | By Adam Konow | adam.konowe@tmp.com

Investigative journalism has a long history in the United States, from scandal to significant public service.

On the latest edition of Update-1, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Irv Chapman talks with Mark Feldstein, who for 20 years was an award-winning investigative reporter for CNN, ABC News and local stations. He's now the chair of broadcast journalism at the University of Maryland.

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Fourth Estate dinner to commemorate, recreate 2004 Anthony Bourdain dinner, July 24

June 17, 2018 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Anthony Bourdain, who died June 8, will be sadly missed, but not easily forgotten. On November 23, 2004, Bourdain launched the publication of the “Les Halles Cookbook”--named for the New York City bistro at which he had been the executive chef since 1998--at a cookbook/wine dinner in the Fourth Estate restaurant.

To honor his memory, the Fourth Estate is planning to re-create the six-course meal served in 2004--adding hors d’oeuvres--at a dinner July 24.

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Press conference to present Ethiopian journalist released from seven-year prison sentence, June 20

June 17, 2018 | By Rachel Oswald | racheloswald@cqrollcall.com

Then National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Club's Press Freedom Committee will host a press conference for Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega on Wednesday, June 20, at 6.30 p.m. in the Club's Lisagor Room. This is a free event however RSVPs are required and can be reserved here.

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