National Press Club

Pulitzer Prize winners to discuss NYPD's secret spy unit at NPC book event Sept. 10

August 6, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | NHoffman@press.org

Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, will discuss and sign copies of their new book "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America," at a National Press Club book event on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

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Equinox restaurant culinary team presents dinner at Fourth Estate, Sept. 25

August 6, 2013 | By Cary Pollak | wokmancary@comcast.net

Husband and wife culinary team Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray of Washington's acclaimed Equinox restaurant will showcase recipes from their new cookbook at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Todd Gray, an award-winning chef, teamed with his wife, Ellen Kassoff Gray, an award-winning restaurateur, to create "The New Jewish Table", featuring updated, modern takes on traditional Jewish fare.

The multi-course meal will feature extraordinary recipes from the cookbook, including a pistachio-crusted lamb loin and a pumpkin risotto with wild mushrooms.

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Next Kalb Report examines March on Washington 50 years later

August 5, 2013 | By Gil Klein | Gilbert.Klein@me.com

Join host Marvin Kalb on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. as he talks with 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, about the 1963 March on Washington and the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

As a reporter for CBS News, Kalb was 20 feet from King as he made his memorable speech.

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This Week in National Press Club History: A very short speech

August 5, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | EksmithB@verizon.net

Aug. 4, 1967: This week Andrew Price begins his 45 years of service on the staff of the National Press Club. His trademark was serving head table guests gracefully at important luncheons, among them Robert F. Kennedy, Kirk Douglas, Boris Yeltsin and Henry Kissinger.

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Washington Post sportswriter Sheinin to discuss book on Redskins' Robert Griffin III

August 2, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Washington Post sportswriter Dave Sheinin will discuss and sign copies of his new book "RG3: The Promise" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21 in the Conference Rooms.

Tickets are free for National Press Club members; $5 for the public. Registration is required.

"RG3: The Promise" is an intimate inside look at the transformation of Robert Griffin III from college phenomenon to one of the National Football League’s brightest young stars, written by the sportswriter who has been with him every step of the way.

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Women Media Entrepreneurs Summit - Making New Ideas Happen, Sept. 12

July 31, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

A day-long summit featuring women media entrepreneurs who have launched media projects, large and small, is set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Conference Rooms.

The women will share how they are moving their ideas forward and offer advice on the best digital tools and strategies that you can use for your media projects.

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Tonight's the (last) night... for lobster at the Fourth Estate

July 30, 2013 | By Brent Gwathney | bgwathney@press.org

The Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club hosts its final Lobster Night of the summer season tonight, Wednesday, July 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The menu features a steamed 1 1/4-pound Maine lobster with a choice of coleslaw or salad and a choice of French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes.

Dinner costs $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance to assure a lobster, but a limited number of lobsters may be available for those who call today. To reserve, call 202-662-7638.

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Hotel Monaco Offers Special Rate for the Sept. 7 BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K

July 30, 2013 | By Melinda T. Cooke | mcooke@press.org

The National Press Club BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K is only weeks away on Sept. 7. Why not consider spending the night before or after in luxury and get a special rate from the Hotel Monaco D.C.

The Hotel Monaco, which is only blocks away from the Club, is offering a special rate of $169 for a Friday or Saturday night stay to all BEAT THE DEADLINE registrants until August 23.

BEAT THE DEADLINE runners will also be eligible to win a complimentary stay at the Hotel Monaco as one of many race day giveaways. This and other awesome door prizes will be available during the awards ceremony.

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Emmy Award-winning voice actor Rob Paulsen speaks at Club, 6:30 pm Aug. 1

July 30, 2013 | By Emily S. Whitten | ewhitten@law.gwu.edu

Rob Paulsen, the voice of Yakko Warner and Pinky, the mouse who wants to take over the world, will speak at the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at an event sponsored by the Young Members Committee.

Paulsen will discuss his career and experiences, answer audience questions and sign autographs.

Admission for this event is free for Club members, $10 for nonmembers and includes an autograph from Rob Paulsen. Tickets may be obtained at here.

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Reserve now for NPC Awards Dinner honoring journalism’s finest, Aug. 6

July 28, 2013 | By Will Lester | WJLester@aol.com

The National Press Club will honor the nation's best journalism and recognize the courageous work of journalists who report despite extraordinary hardship at an awards dinner Tuesday, Aug. 6.

The John Aubuchon Press Freedom Awards will honor journalist Zeynep Kuray of Turkey, and the anonymous "whistleblowers" who expose wrongdoing at their own peril.

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