National Press Club

Attkisson brings ‘The Smear’ to Headliners Book Rap, Aug. 31

August 28, 2017

Former CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, author of The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s conference rooms.

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National Press Club members' photo exhibit kicks-off Aug. 31

August 28, 2017 | By Alan Kotok |

The National Press Club 2017 members' photography exhibit begins Thursday, Aug. 31.

The 18th annual show put on by Club's Photography Team continues in the Club's main lobby through Sept. 29.

The show features the work of 48 members telling visual stories from today's headlines, as well as gripping images from history and those with timeless natural beauty.

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NAACP president plans 'Beyond Charlottesville' at Headliners Luncheon, Aug. 29

August 28, 2017 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Interim NAACP President Derrick Johnson plans to discuss “Beyond Charlottesville: The Policies Undergirding Trump’s White Supremacist Agenda,” at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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 Club members, who may purchase two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Cosgrove Lounge transforms into karaoke club

August 21, 2017 | By Jackie Kasuya |

The National Press Club’s Cosgrove Lounge was transformed into a karaoke lounge complete with a stage and strobe lights on Thursday, Aug. 17, with the return of Karaoke Night hosted by the Events Team.

Long-time devotees and a new generation of musical talent got together to belt out their favorite tunes, which included a range of musical genres and levels of ability.

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Headliners Newsmaker featuring former asst. attorneys general, Sept. 7

August 21, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz |

White supremacists march through a southern city. The federal courts are hearing cases involving issues of voting rights and discrimination. Is it 1965 or 2017?

Former assistant attorneys general from both Republican and Democratic administrations plan to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Fourth Estate to discuss the federal government’s role in protecting civil rights.

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Marvin Kalb writes op-ed warning of President Trump’s threat to press freedom

August 21, 2017 | By Gil Klein |

After 60 years as an objective reporter, Marvin Kalb did something he has rarely done before: write an op-ed that expressed his viewpoint.

The veteran of CBS News, NBC News, and for the past 24 years as moderator of the National Press Club’s “Kalb Report,” Kalb said he felt compelled to use his decades of experience to warn about the threat posed by President Donald Trump.

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Update-1 podcast covers eclipse

August 18, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, is not just a boon for scientists, but also an opportunity for citizens and journalists alike.

In this Update-1 podcast, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast team member Adam Konowe interviews Irene Klotz, space editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology. Klotz discusses why this solar eclipse has generated such widespread attention, as well as other developments in space science. She also explains what it’s been like to cover the space beat for 25 years on behalf of mainstream and trade media from Aviation Week to UPI.

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Fourth Estate on vacation, Aug. 21 through Sept. 4

August 18, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. It will reopen for regular dining hours beginning Tuesday, Sep 5.

But for Club fans of the restaurant, all is not lost. Club members can still enjoy lunch and dinner in the Reliable Source restaurant on the fourteenth floor

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Fourth Estate offers Restaurant Week specials beginning Monday, Aug. 14

August 13, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez

The Fourth Estate will participate in D.C. Restaurant Week Monday, Aug. 14, through Saturday, Aug. 19. A three course meal will be $22 plus tax, tip and beverage for lunch, $35 for dinner.

Specially priced wines will also be available by the bottle.

The Fourth Estate is open to the public as well as members of the National Press Club.

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Attention authors: Applications now being accepted for 40th annual NPC Book Fair

August 2, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Applications are now being accepted for the National Press Club's 40th annual Book Fair, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10.

The deadline for requesting a space is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered

All literary genres are considered, though self-published books and e-books are ineligible. The application fee of $75 for Club members and $150 for non-members is due and payable upon acceptance to the Book Fair.

Authors are expected to be available for the entire event, which runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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