National Press Club

Member's Play about King Solomon, 8 pm Nov. 13

November 11, 2009

"The Last Days of King Solomon," a play by NPC member Anthony Gallo, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the Murrow Room.

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Senate Historian Offers Tips on Doing Oral Histories, 6 pm Tonight

November 9, 2009

Planning to interview your grandparents about the day they met, or that close family friend who was the sole eyewitness to an event that forever changed world history? Before you reach for that tape recorder, come to a program on conducting effective oral histories at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9.

Senate Historian Donald Ritchie, author of "Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide," will cover the dos and don'ts in conducting effective oral histories.

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This Week in National Press Club History

November 9, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Nov. 8, 1995: Shirley Povich, former Washington Post sports editor and columnist, receives the Fourth Estate Award.

Nov. 10, 2004: Placido Domingo, enor and general director of the Washington Opera, addresses a Luncheon about the state of that high art and his efforts to make it accessible to more people

Nov. 12, 1991: Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger says “No television in the Supreme Court, forever.”

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This Week in National Press Club History

November 9, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Nov. 2, 1961: Former President and NPC member Harry Truman appears at the Club on the 13th anniversary of his surprise election victory over Thomas E. Dewey, and describes himself as “retired farmer, Independence, Missouri.”

Nov. 4, 1958: The National Press Club luncheon menu introduces Hot Roast Beef sandwiches for $1.25 and a 10-ounce sirloin with two vegetables and beer for $2.50.

Nov. 5, 1971: Indira Gandhi, India’s prime minister since 1966, discusses growing tensions with Pakistan, which lead to war several weeks after her appearance at the National Press Club.

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Applications Due Nov. 20 for January Journopalooza

November 9, 2009 | By Alan Bjerga | albjerga@hotmail.com

A heavy thump of rock and roll will break through the chill of DC’s darkest winter days when stage lights come up for Journopalooza II in the National Press Club Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, and journo-bands are needed. Applications are due Nov. 20.

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Applications Due Nov. 20 for January Journopalooza

November 9, 2009 | By Alan Bjerga | albjerga@hotmail.com

A heavy thump of rock and roll will break through the chill of DC’s darkest winter days when stage lights come up for Journopalooza II in the National Press Club Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, and journo-bands are needed. Applications are due Nov. 20.

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This Week in National Press Club History

November 9, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein. | eksmithb@verizon.net

Nov. 8, 1995: Shirley Povich, former Washington Post sports editor and columnist, receives the Fourth Estate Award.

Nov. 10, 2004: Placido Domingo, enor and general director of the Washington Opera, addresses a Luncheon about the state of that high art and his efforts to make it accessible to more people

Nov. 12, 1991: Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger says “No television in the Supreme Court, forever.”

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Senate Historian Offers Tips on Doing Oral Histories, 6 pm Tonight

November 9, 2009

Planning to interview your grandparents about the day they met, or that close family friend who was the sole eyewitness to an event that forever changed world history? Before you reach for that tape recorder, come to a program on conducting effective oral histories at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9.

Senate Historian Donald Ritchie, author of "Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide," will cover the dos and don'ts in conducting effective oral histories.

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Young Members Meeting 7 pm Nov. 10

November 6, 2009

The next YMs@NPC (Young Members Committee) meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, on the mezzanine. (Not Monday, as the committee previously announced.)

Under discussion: Pub Quiz (Nov. 12), and Cocktails with Champions (Dec. 14), along with the rest of the schedule finishing out 2009 for the YMs.

For more information, please contact committee chairwoman Abeer Abdalla at AbeerAbdalla@gmail.com

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Israeli Embassy Night Postponed

November 6, 2009 | By Abeer Abdalla | AbeerAbdalla@gmail.com

Due to a conflict for the ambassador of Israel, H.E. Michael Oren, the Nov. 11 Embassy Night is postponed. The Embassy said the date will be rescheduled.

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