National Press Club

Art Wiese Speaks: Fourth Estate Award runs into 'Saturday Night Massacre'

April 3, 2017

"Fourth Estate: The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award almost died aborning. It was October 1973 and that coveted honor was being presented for the first time at a gala dinner. But the recipient, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite, kept consulting his watch because he knew that President Nixon had just fired the Watergate special prosecutor in the infamous 'Saturday Night Massacre.' Mercifully, the program moved quickly and Cronkite got his award -- and back on the air. A memorable night at the National Press Club -- where new is made in the nation's capital."

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Tax Day approaches! Reserve for IRS Commissioner Koskinen NPC Luncheon, April 5

April 3, 2017 | By Kristin Szremski |

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen plans to speak at a National Press Club Luncheon on April 5, less than two weeks before the annual tax-filing deadline.

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Last chance to reserve for gourmet Italian dinner featuring Domenica Marchetti, April 4

April 3, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

Experience an Italian dinner dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean art of food preservation with acclaimed cookbook author
Domenica Marchetti on April 4 at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The dinner kicks off with hors d'oeuvres and a speciality cocktail at 6:30 p.m. You'll then enjoy four courses with perfectly paired wines.

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Special Kalb Report featuring CNN's Tapper, Post's Fahrenthold, Saturday, April 8, at noon

April 3, 2017 | By Gil Klein |

CNN anchor Jake Tapper and Washington Post political reporter David Fahrenthold plan to join host Marvin Kalb to talk about President Donald Trump’s war against the press at a special "Kalb Report" at the National Press Club on Saturday, April 8, at noon.

Unlike any other Kalb Report, this one will be held on the weekend in the Club's Ballroom. Admission is free but seating is limited. Press Club members can reserve by calling the front desk, 202-662-7500 or by clicking here.

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Institute hosts half-day press freedom symposium , April 19

April 1, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The challenges to journalists are coming fast and furious: Access denied, outright falsehoods, alternative facts and sources afraid to talk.

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Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Dunford to speak at Club luncheon, April 21

April 1, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Marine Corps General Joseph F. Dunford, plans to speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, April 21.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

Purchase tickets here.

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Ready, Set, Abracadabra on April 17

April 1, 2017 | By Larry Lipman |

It’s not too late to reserve a seat to watch five close-up magicians entertain National Press Club members and guests at a free, family-friendly magic show beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the conference rooms. This show has been an annual favorite at the Club for years and is guaranteed to amaze the adults and captivate the youngsters, so bring the entire family.

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AFL-CIO President Trumka plans to outline union strategy at NPC Luncheon, April 4

April 1, 2017 | By Mark Krikorian |

Just beyond the halfway mark in President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will address the National Press Club on April 4 to outline the labor movement’s strategy.

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Sign up for next NPCJI workshop: Tracking Corporate Welfare in your City and State, April 3

March 31, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Learn about the new government accounting standard at the NPC Journalism Institute’s next workshop, “Tracking Corporate Welfare in Your City and State: New Rule, New Tools” on April 3 at 9.30 a.m.

The new standard, GASB Statement No. 77 on Tax Abatement Disclosures, will begin generating brand new data this spring for taxpayers. Greg LeRoy, with Good Jobs First, will share the how to read this new data and Good Job First’s resource on company-specific tax break records – a dynamic database called Subsidy Tracker.

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Art Wiese speaks: How American Legion Post 20 came to be

March 28, 2017 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

"American Legion: Since 1919, the year after World War I ended, the National Press Club has been home to American Legion Post 20, a veterans' organization with a rather illustrious pedigree. It originally had nicknames like "the Pershing Post" and the "Black Jack Post" in honor of a distinguished Club member, General John J. Pershing, who had commanded Allied forces in Europe in the Great War. The National Press Club -- where news (some of it patriotic) is made in the nation's capital."

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