National Press Club

'Honor Flight' film, discussion on tap Nov. 27

November 14, 2012 | By Allyson Cannon |

The story of how a Wisconsin community pooled resources to fly its remaining World War II veterans to visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., is the subject of a documentary film, “Honor Flight,” that will be screened at the National Press Club on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

A brief panel discussion featuring the film’s director, Don Hayes, will follow the screening.

The event, in the Club’s Ballroom, is free and open to the public. To register, click here.

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Defense Secretary Panetta to address Club Dec. 18

November 14, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will address what lies ahead for the U.S. military at a luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the National Press Club.

Secretary Panetta has led the Defense Department since 2011. Before assuming that office, Panetta served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency where he oversaw the operation that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden.

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Seats still available to hear Ted Koppel on next 'Kalb Report' Nov. 19

November 13, 2012 | By Gilbert Klein |

Don't miss Ted Koppel, the longest-serving news anchor in network history, as he talks with host Marvin Kalb about "The Twilight of Network News" on the next edition of "The Kalb Report" Monday, Nov. 19.

Koppel, whose legendary broadcasting career spans over a half century, warned in 1996 that the "technological tail" was beginning to "wag the editorial dog." Now, 16 years later, the pressure to be first has sometimes superseded efforts to be accurate. Koppel and Kalb will explore what that means for the future of journalism, and in turn, the future of democracy.

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Take a break from leftover turkey at next Lobster Night Nov. 28

November 13, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

By the week after Thanksgiving, you’ll probably be tired of leftover turkey. So for a welcome change of fare, the Fourth Estate restaurant’s next Lobster Night, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, couldn’t come at a better time.

Tantalize your taste buds at the popular monthly event, which will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a a crusty crustacean from the chilly waters of Maine. Members pay $25; non-members $30 for a steamed 1 ¼ pound Maine lobster with coleslaw (or salad) and choice of French Fries or oven crisped new potatoes.

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Navy chief to discuss expansion in Asia-Pacific at luncheon Friday

November 11, 2012 | By Jennifer Schonberger |

Now that President Obama has been re-elected, get the inside scoop on the direction of the U.S. Navy from Admiral Jonathan Greenert. Our nation’s Chief of Naval Operations will address the state of the Navy and the department’s role in expanding U.S. defense in the Asia-Pacific region at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Nov. 16.

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Club to show 'Honor Flight' film on Nov 27; discussion to follow

November 11, 2012 | By Allyson Cannon |

The National Press Club will screen the film “Honor Flight,” a documentary about a Wisconsin community coming together to fly each of its still-living local World War II veterans to visit the World War II memorial, on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

The screening, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom, will be followed by a brief panel discussion. Among the participants will be Dan Hayes, director of the film.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, click here.

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Tuesday's Book Fair -- your one-stop holiday shopping solution

November 10, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club's 35th annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 13, promises something for everyone on your holiday list.

From best-selling author Hedrick Smith and his new book, “Who Stole the American Dream?” to Deb Perelman, author of “The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook,” to Baratunde Thurston’s popular” How to Be Black” and Vaddey Ratner’s “In the Shadow of the Banyan,” you’re sure to find exactly what you need.

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Jake Tapper to discuss his book on Combat Outpost Keating assault Dec. 4

November 8, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

ABC News Senior White House Correspondent and award-winning journalist Jake Tapper will discuss his new book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor," from 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. in the Conference Rooms on Tuesday, Dec. 4. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tickets are free for National Press Club members and $5 for non-members.

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Following the money; panel to examine 2012, future campaign fundraising Dec. 4

November 7, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Never in the history of political campaigning has money played as big a role as it did in the 2012 election. And more of the same seems in store for the future.

A panel of experts will take a look back at fundraising in this year's campaigning and offer advice on how journalists can cover the avalanche of money in the future at a National Press Club event on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Sponsored by the Club's Journalism Institute and the Professional Development Committee, the session is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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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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