National Press Club

Glittering array of political authors to appear at Book Fair Nov. 13

November 6, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Political buffs will be delighted with the lineup of authors who will appear with their new book releases in the Politics and Current Affairs section of the National Press Club's 35th annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday Nov. 13, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Legendary anchor Ted Koppel to be guest on next 'Kalb Report' Nov. 19

November 6, 2012 | By Gilbert Klein |

Ted Koppel, the longest-serving news anchor in network history, will talk with host Marvin Kalb about "The Twilight of Network News" on the next edition of "The Kalb Report" Monday, Nov. 19.

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Space opens up; still time to join election night party at Club

November 5, 2012 | By Allyson Cannon |

Want to spend election night in a nonpartisan atmosphere? The National Press Club will host a gala election night party, and there's still time to join us! Space has opened up and tickets are available.

The event will be open to Club members in the Truman Lounge and open to the public in the First Amendment Lounge.

Admission is $10 for Club members and $15 for nonmembers. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Guests are welcome to have dinner in the Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant before or during the election coverage.

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Biographers to be among authors appearing at Book Fair Nov. 13

November 5, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

If you're a fan of biographies, you're in for a treat at the National Press Club's 35th annual Book Fair & Authors' Night on Tuesday Nov. 13, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

You'll have a chance to meet the likes of Clint Hill, author of “Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir,” and Bob Spitz, author of “Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child.”

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Beasley, Clift to highlight history of women in Washington journalism Nov. 19

November 4, 2012 | By Gilbert Klein |

Join author Maurine Beasley and Newsweek columnist Eleanor Clift, both National Press Club members, over lunch Nov. 19 to discuss Beasley’s newest book, “Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice and Persistence,” at 12 noon in the Winner’s Room.

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Navy's top officer to discuss Navy's status Friday, Nov. 16

November 2, 2012 | By Jennifer Schonberger |

President Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney debated the status of the U.S. Navy. Get the inside scoop from the nation’s top Navy officer: Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert. He will address the state of the U.S. Navy and its role in expanding U.S. defense in the Asia-Pacific region at a Club Luncheon Friday, Nov. 16.

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Panel to assess election polls Thursday, Nov. 8

November 1, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

What did the polls get right ahead of the election, and where did they go wrong? Two days after the election, a panel of pollsters will sit down at the Club’s Journalism Institute and assess polling in the presidential race.’s Mark Blumenthal, George Washington University’s John Sides, Republican pollster Kelly Anne Conway and Democratic pollster Margie Omero will offer their insights on surveys in the White House contest and dig into the election results.

This event is RSVP only. Go here to register.

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Book Fair to showcase novelists and mystery writers Tuesday, Nov. 13

November 1, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Mystery buffs and novel readers will find plenty of new releases at the NPC’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors’ Night Tuesday Nov. 13, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

NPC member Tom Young, author of “The Renegades,” will join former AP writing coach Bruce DeSilva, with his second novel, “Cliff Walk,” which features an investigative reporter at a dying Rhode Island paper.

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South African Night rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 26

October 31, 2012 | By Myron Belkind |

The South African Night on the "Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela" at the Club has been rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

The event, originally scheduled for Oct. 30, had to be postponed because of Superstorm Sandy.

Tickets are available to members for $10 and for nonmembers at $15 via EventBrite by clicking here.

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Members Doyle, Srodes and Wallace to present history books at Book Fair

October 30, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

NPC members Mike Doyle, James Srodes, and Jim Wallace will join eleven
other authors in the history section of the 2012 Book Fair and Authors'
Night Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. They will be among
nearly 100 writers who will autograph and sell their books at the event.

Jill Smokler, author of "Confessions of a Scary Mommy," and Baratunde
Thurston, author of "How to Be Black" are featured in the Humor section.

For a contribution of $25, you can become a "Friend of the Book Fair"

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