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Fourth Estate closed for holiday weekend

May 25, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed Sat., May 27 and Mon., May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. It will re-open for lunch on Tues., May 30 at 11:30 a.m.

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Film by NPC members explores religion’s role in good health

May 24, 2017 | By Stephenie Overman |

Religious beliefs and practices are good for your health, Dr. Harold Koenig, director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University, asserts at the beginning of "Your Health: A Sacred Matter."

The film, by National Press Club members and father/son team Gerald and Adam Krell, previewed at a Club event May 23.

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Gingrich plans Book Rap on ‘Understanding Trump’ on June 16

May 24, 2017 | By William Pierce |

Newt Gingrich plans to appear at a National Press Club Book Rap on June 16 at 10 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge to discuss his new book, “Understanding Trump,” and current events.

Tickets are $5 for Press Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets and books are available here. The Book Rap is a fundraiser for the NPC’s National Journalism Institute, so no outside books are allowed.

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The night the Club became 'Playboy Mansion East': Snippet of Press Club history

May 22, 2017 | By Elizabeth Brownstein |

Snippet #28:

"Playboy Mansion East": It was a night to remember in 1979 when editor-publisher Hugh Hefner and two dozen of his lovely friends took over the National Press Club ballroom to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Playboy's founding. The champagne flowed, Hefner made a speech but the women in the bunny costumes, many of them former centerfold models, were clearly the star attractions. For one evening the Club was the Playboy Mansion East. The National Press Club -- where news (sometimes beautiful news) is made in the nation's capital.

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Ken Burns plans to preview ‘The Vietnam War’ on Wednesday, June 14, 9 a.m.

May 22, 2017 | By Joseph Luchok |

Award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and Retired Air Force Gen. Merrill A. McPeak, a Vietnam War veteran, plan to join National Press Club President Jeff Ballou at a Headliners event to preview “The Vietnam War” in the NPC’s First Amendment Lounge at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14.

The event is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge but registration is required. Click here to register.

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'Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself – While the Rest of Us Die' subject of Book Rap Monday, May 22

May 18, 2017 | By Eleanor Herman |

The National Press Club hosts Garrett M. Graff for a Book Rap to discuss his new book, "Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself – While the Rest of Us Die," on Monday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Conference Rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Press Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets and books are available here.

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Time changes for Sixth Annual Golf Invitational Tournament, Wednesday, May 31

May 18, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Pull out your golf clubs and hit the driving range to limber up for the National Press Club Journalism Institute's Sixth Annual Golf Invitational Tournament.

The Journalism Institute will host the tournament on Wednesday, May 31, at 8:30 a.m. at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Maryland.

The cost is $125 for Press Club members, $150 for non-member individuals or $500 for a foursome. Press Club members must log in to receive the member promotion. Register online here.

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"Your Health: A Sacred Matter" documentary premier and discussion, Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m.

May 17, 2017 | By Suzanne Struglinski, director of membership engagement |

The National Press Club will host the exclusive Washington premier of the new documentary “Your Health: A Sacred Matter” on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom followed by a panel discussion moderated by Alison Kodjak, NPR's health policy correspondent and chair of the Club's Board of Governors.

Tickets are required: $10 for Club members and $15 for general public. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Last Call for Certified Angus Beef/Charles Krug dinner Wednesday, May 24

May 16, 2017 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef |

Next Wednesday, May 24, the Fourth Estate restaurant will host its semi-annual Certified Angus Beef (CAB) dinner also featuring wines from Charles Krug. Unusual cuts include flat iron steak, teres major and the king of all cuts, Prime Rib, paired with a selection of wines from the Charles Krug vineyards in California. Charles Krug, a Peter Mondavi family winery, bills itself as the “Napa Valley’s Oldest Winery; established in 1861.”

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Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela Focus of Thurs., May 18, Newsmaker

May 15, 2017 | By Joseph Luchok |

Marcel Granier, chief executive officer of Venezuela’s Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), plans to hold a press conference on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m., in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room.

Venezuela is in the midst of a political and economic crisis. Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela is experiencing hyperinflation and a deep recession. Over the past two months, hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets demonstrating against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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