National Press Club

Memorial service for Julie Schoo, beloved executive director of Club's Journalism Institute, set for June 21

May 22, 2018

The family of Julie Schoo has let the Club know there will be a memorial service for her at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Christ Church Georgetown, 3116 O Street NW, Washington, D.C.. Schoo, who served the National Press Club and its Journalism Institute for 33 years, passed away at home earlier this month.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Julie make a contribution to the National Press Club Journalism Institute in her name or to Christ Church.

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May 29 Book Rap with Fox News Channel's Bret Baier canceled

May 22, 2018

The National Press Club's Headliners Book Rap scheduled Tuesday, May 29, with Fox News Channel host Bret Baier has been cancelled due to a last-minute scheduling conflict by Baier. The event will not be rescheduled. Refunds are being issued to registrants.

Baier was slated to discuss his new book, "Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire."

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Actor Wendell Pierce, PBS CEO to lead Headliners Newsmaker panel on military-civilian divide, tomorrow, 10 a.m.

May 22, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Actor Wendell Pierce, who will play the role of U.S. Naval Officer Adm. James Greer in Amazon’s upcoming TV series "Jack Ryan" (based on Tom Clancy’s fictional character), will join PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger and GI Film Group CEO Brandon Millett in a panel discussion entitled, "Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide Through Film and Television” at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event Thursday, May 24, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Zenger room.

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Tomorrow, 12:30 p.m.: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox to speak at Headliners Luncheon

May 20, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will discuss globalization versus nationalism at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon tomorrow (Tuesday, May 22) at 12:30 p.m. in the Club Ballroom.

As National Guard troops answer President Trump’s call and head for the U.S. southern border, Fox has called the Mexican border “under siege.”

Tickets can be reserved here.

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Headliners Book Rap topic, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.: The populist coalition that's reshaping American politics

May 20, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Salena Zito and Brad Todd, co-authors of “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics,” will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap this Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Conference Rooms.

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Meet 'Madam Secretary' star Erich Bergen for cocktails, conversation and songs, tomorrow, 6 p.m.

May 17, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Erich Bergen, who currently stars as Blake Moran on the CBS drama, "Madam Secretary," will discuss his role as a Washington insider on the television series as well as sing a few songs at the piano at a special National Press Club Headliners event at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, May 22) in the Club's Fourth Estate restaurant.

Tickets are $5 for Club members (members may purchase up to two tickets at this rate) and $10 for the general public. Attendees will be able to purchase cocktails from their tables.

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Latest podcast features Club's May 3 news conference updating cases of detained reporters

May 13, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

The National Press Club's current Update-1 podcast carries highlights of the Club’s news conference on World Press Freedom Day May 3 updating developments in the detention cases of four journalists, each of whom has received one of Club’s highest honors, the John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award.

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NPC in History: Trump's first 'appearance' at the Club

May 13, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

This is the second of a series provided by Club historian Gil Klein.

Dig down anywhere in your National Press Club’s 110-year history and you will find some kind of significant event in the history of the world, the nation, Washington and the Club itself. Many of these events were caught in illustrations that tell the stories.

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SBA chief at Headliners Luncheon, May 17

May 11, 2018

Linda McMahon, the 25th Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), will discuss the state of America’s small businesses at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Thursday, May 17.

McMahon advocates on behalf of the nearly 30 million small businesses in America, fulfilling the mission of the SBA to “aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests” of small businesses by offering loans, loan guarantees, government contracts, financial counseling and other forms of assistance.

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Menu announced for May 24 Spanish dinner

May 11, 2018 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to attend a special Spanish Dinner on Thursday, May 24, at the Reliable Source at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are recommended. To reserve a space, please contact the Reliable Source at or call 202-662-7443.

Here is the menu:

Appetizers/Bar snacks

Choice: chicken or beef empanadas with chimichurri dipping sauce(5) $10

Pimientos de Padrón, Spanish style blistered mini-peppers in garlic butter $8
Spanish style blistered mini-peppers in garlic butter
(served with toasted baguette) $8

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