National Press Club

Champion whistler, PR pro shares insights in new book

October 3, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

Four-time international whistling champion Chris Ullman’s message is as clear as his music: everyone has a special talent, an individual version of his award-winning whistle, he said in an interview on Update-1, the National Press Club's podcast.

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C-SPAN Video Library training, Oct. 10: Search, clip, share 30 years of video

October 3, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Learn how to search, clip, and share 30 years' worth of digitized C-SPAN video at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the National Press Club's Bloomberg Room.

In the class, C-SPAN's Social Media Senior Specialist Jeremy Art will demonstrate how to research, fact check, illustrate and inspire your reporting using the network's extensive archives of digitized video.

There is no charge for the event, which will last until 10:30 a.m., but reservations are required. Reserve your ticket online.

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POSTPONED: Today’s Headliners Luncheon with FDA Commissioner

September 29, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

The National Press Club Headliners Luncheon featuring Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, scheduled for today, Friday, Sept. 29, has been postponed to a later date.

The Club has issued full refunds to all ticket holders and will announce a new date as soon as one can be arranged. Please contact Lindsay Underwood at if you have any questions.

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Last day to submit author applications to NPC Book Fair

September 29, 2017 | By Crystal White |​

Today is the last day to submit your author applications for the National Press Club’s annual Book Fair and Author’s Night. Applications received after the Friday Sept. 29, 5 p.m. deadline will not be reviewed.

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Fourth Estate Award Dinner tickets available online until Tuesday ​

September 24, 2017 | By Crystal White |​

Tickets to attend this year's National Press Club Fourth Estate Award Dinner will be available online until Tuesday. The Oct. 4 gala dinner will honor Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, co-hosts of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption," and present them with the Club's most esteemed prize, the Fourth Estate Award. They will be toasted by friends and colleagues Bob Woodward, Donald Graham, Maury Povich and John Skipper.

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Friday last day to submit author applications to NPC Book Fair

September 24, 2017 | By Crystal White |​

The Washington region’s premiere holiday book event, the National Press Club Book Fair, is back for its 40th year and will accept author applications through 5 p.m., this Friday, Sept. 29. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

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NEW TIME TODAY: Rep. Tim Ryan to look at Opioid "Emergency" and Graham-Cassidy Bill, today at 2 p.m.

September 22, 2017

Rep. Tim Ryan, (D-Ohio), co-chair of the House Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus, plans to join three front-line health care workers at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Monday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. to discuss the opioid crisis and what they see as the lack of parity between mental health and physical health care. They will call for action by Congress and the Trump Administration and will offer their reaction to the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham-Cassidy bill earlier in the day.

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Author and retired educator analyzes divided America on latest NPC Podcast Update-1

September 22, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

In his new book “Divided We Fall,” David Sonius argues that it takes an informed and empowered public to keep America great. In this edition of the National Press Club's Update-1 podcast, Sonius tells Broadcast/Podcast Team member Irv Chapman that the president isn't as powerful as many Americans think and that many members of Congress withhold their opinions on issues that are politically risky to discuss. He also believes it’s a myth that Americans are overtaxed, saying most people think they’re overtaxed because the tax system in inequitable.

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Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Get your tickets today (or at the door)

September 22, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club Spelling Bee will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the Ballroom. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:15 p.m..

You can purchase tickets by clocking here. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Confirmed contestants on the Politicians Team are:

· Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.)

· Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.)

· Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.)

· Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)

· Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.)

· Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)

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Don Larrabee Memorial Service This Saturday at NPC

September 21, 2017

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of the life of longtime National Press Club member and former president Don Larrabee on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 12:30 p.m., in the National Press Club's Holeman Lounge.

Click here to read more about Larrabee and his contributions to the National Press Club.

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