National Press Club

Buzz Aldrin, legendary space statesman, to discuss new book on Mars May 10

April 24, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin - the second man on the moon – and Leonard David will discuss and sign copies of their new book “Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration” at the National Press Club on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

The book plots out Aldrin and David’s proposed path for space exploration, taking humans to Mars by 2035.

Registration is required at This event is sure to sell-out; register early! Tickets are free for NPC members; $5 public. Limit one ticket at the member rate per NPC member.

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New documentary on secret U.S. army unit that duped Hitler during WW II

April 24, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

The National Press Club will preview the full PBS documentary “The Ghost Army,” a remarkable story of a top-secret American mission that was at once absurd, deadly and amazingly effective in tricking Hitler's forces during World War II.

The screening is on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. There will be free refreshments and popcorn.

The show is free for Club members and $5 for nonmembers. Please register here:

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`Post-Election Payback' training for reporters on April 26-27

April 23, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Please join the Center for Responsive Politics and veteran reporters and experts for "Post-Election Payback" training.

This event will showcase the latest datasets, tools and case studies to help reporters drill down and track the effects of campaign money on policy outcomes and on hiring decisions in Congress and in the new administration.

Registration is $15 for NPC members; $25 for non-members. Registration and details are available at

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Chimney Rock wine dinner almost here! Snag a ticket

April 23, 2013 | By Susan Delbert |

The renowned Chimney Rock wine dinner is set for Tuesday, April 30, in the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant. Member tickets are still available.

Chimney Rock is one of the world’s premier fine wine producers. The winery is located on the fabled Silverado Trail in Napa Valley’s renowned Stags Leap District.

The menu includes char grilled Alaskan Halibut, roasted Spring Lamb and Asparagus Salad...and of course wine!

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Actor Belzer of `Law & Order' to discuss book on JFK assassination witness deaths

April 23, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Actor Richard Belzer, also known as Detective John Munch on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, will discuss and sign copies of his new co-authored book “Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination.”

The event is on May 6, 6:30 p.m., at the National Press Club's Ballroom. It is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute.

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Get the most out of LinkedIn: NPC offers workshop for journalists on April 24

April 22, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute plans to host a workshop on how LinkedIn can be useful for journalists on April 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the NPC's Bloomberg Room.

Registration is required at The charge is $5 for NPC members, and $15 for non-members.

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Gerald R. Ford journalism awards to feature Congressman Upton & CNN's Gergen

April 22, 2013 | By Jennifer Schonberger |

Congressman Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican, and David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN, will be the featured speakers at the 26th annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation journalism awards luncheon, hosted by the National Press Club on Monday, June 3.

The Ford Presidential Foundation will honor the winners of its annual awards for coverage of the presidency and national defense issues. Winners have yet to be named. President Ford, who had a long association with the National Press Club, established the journalism awards through his Foundation.

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This Week in National Press Club History: Obama and Clooney discuss Darfur

April 22, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

April 27, 2006: Barack Obama, U.S. Senator from Illinois (2005-2008) and future President of the United States, participates in a panel discussion on human rights abuses in Darfur, Sudan, with actor/activist George Clooney and Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), attracting the largest attendance ever of journalists at a National Press Club event.

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Turning point in Malaysia: Will the ruling coalition finally lose power?

April 21, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Ahead of Malaysia's May 5 general election, John Mallott, former U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia and one of the foremost experts on the Asian country's politics, will analyze the forces at play that could make the polls a historic turning point for this significant U.S. trading partner and military ally.

He will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker event on Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

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War, nature, and the quest for gold: Famous filmmaker to show clips on May 20

April 21, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

From the Vatican to Venezuela, from Berbers to buffaloes, from gauchos to gold, the documentaries of Judith Dwan Hallet span the map of the world. A documentary filmmaker for over 40 years, Hallet will discuss her career and her adventures making films.

The event will take place on May 20, at 7:00 p.m., in the National Press Club conference rooms. It is free for club members and $5 for nonmembers. To register, ( There will be free refreshments and popcorn, and a cash bar.

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