National Press Club

Beat the deadline DEADLINES approaching for Sept. 7 race

August 18, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke |

We are only 3 weeks away from the 16th Annual National Press Club BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The early bird registration deadline has been extended to Aug. 20. After that, the registration rate for runners goes up to $35, and will be $40 on race day.

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Screening of PBS landmark series Latino Americans with book signing on Sept. 11

August 15, 2013 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef and Josue Lopez Calderon |;

The National Press Club will hold an advance screening of the PBS landmark series, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped A Nation, with companion book signing by PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez. The event is on Sept. 11, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Club's Ballroom.

This is a ticketed event: general admission $5, free for members. Click here to jump to the ticket form

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Lewis and Young join "Kalb Report" on March on Washington

August 14, 2013 | By Gilbert Klein |

Civil rights leaders Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young have been added to the panel for the Aug. 27 “Kalb Report” to talk about the 1963 March on Washington and the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Lewis also spoke during the march, and Young was an assistant to King.

They join the already scheduled panel members, civil rights leader Julian Bond, PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill, Morehouse College President Dr. John Wilson and Dorothy Gilliam, the first African-American woman reporter for the Washington Post.

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Lithuanian Ambassador to discuss Lithuania’s first presidency of European Union

August 13, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

The Ambassador of Lithuania to the U.S., Zygimantas Pavilionis, will discuss Lithuania’s first presidency of the Council of the European Union at a Newsmaker news event on Aug. 22. He will also discuss the August 23 anniversary of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact which divided the territories of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Poland, and Finland into Soviet and Nazi "spheres of influence."

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Rejuvenating America's Economy: NPC Newsmakers panel on Aug. 21

August 13, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

More than four years after the recession officially ended, the U.S. economy is stuck in second gear. A panel of financial experts will address the state of the economy and financial system now and what needs to be done to pull America out of this tepid period of growth at a Newsmakers news conference in the Zenger Room at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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Fourth Estate dinner gala to celebrate Andrea Mitchell of NBC News – Oct. 4, 2013

August 13, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

Andrea Mitchell, veteran NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, the National Press Club's most-honored prize.

Mitchell will receive the award at a gala dinner Friday, Oct. 4. She is the 41st recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, which recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field through a lifetime of excellence.

Tickets can be purchased here:

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North Coast dinner with six micro-brews

August 13, 2013 | By Susan Delbert |

Experience the best of California’s craft beer paired with a five-course dinner Sept. 12 at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The menu matches six micro-brews from the North Coast Brewing Company, founded in California in 1988, with gourmet creations, including a seafood ceviche, a duck breast with plum sauce and a mocha crème brulee. A full menu is listed below.

Reservations are essential. To reserve, click here.

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This Week In National Press Club History: Heavyweight champions

August 11, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

August 11, 1971: Joe Frazier, world heavyweight champion, delights a National Press Club luncheon, five months after his successful defense of the title by defeating Muhammad Ali in the “Fight of the Century” at Madison Square Garden. On August 27, 1976, now the world heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, and challenger Ken Norton sparred briefly for the cameras before their joint luncheon appearance. Ali successfully defends his title in 15 rounds a month later in Yankee Stadium.

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CDC Director Frieden to speak on 'the cough heard around the world' at Sept.10 NPC luncheon

August 9, 2013 | By Doris Margolis |

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

His remarks will focus on new and deadly pathogens that “can hitch-hike rides and crisscross the globe in a day.”

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Beat the Deadline P90X workout with Tony Horton, Sept. 5

August 9, 2013 | By Melinda T. Cooke |

Are you ready to BRING IT?

Celebrity trainer Tony Horton, creator of the P90X® Extreme Home Fitness System, will lead Washington, D.C. audiences in a P90X workout session at the National Press Club on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is part of a week of activities leading up to the 16th annual National Press Club BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K on Saturday, Sept. 7, at which Horton will serve as honorary race marshal.

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