National Press Club

This Week in National Press Club History

September 28, 2009 | By Mark Wojno | marcawojno@aol.com

Sept. 27, 1959: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev holds a press conference at the National Press Club on his return from a transcontinental tour of the U.S.

Sept. 27, 1994: CNN founder Ted Turner says it’s over for newspapers, unfortunately, because of the not instantaneous transmission of news electronically.

Sept. 28, 1938: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt appears at the Club.

Oct. 3, 1909: Explorer Frederick A. Cook appears at the Press Club and claims to be the first man to reach the North Pole.

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This Week in National Press Club History

September 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Sept. 27, 1959: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev holds a press conference at the National Press Club on his return from a transcontinental tour of the U.S.

Sept. 27, 1994: CNN founder Ted Turner says it’s over for newspapers, unfortunately, because of the not instantaneous transmission of news electronically.

Sept. 28, 1938: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt appears at the Club.

Oct. 3, 1909: Explorer Frederick A. Cook appears at the Press Club and claims to be the first man to reach the North Pole.

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This Week in National Press Club History

September 28, 2009 | By Mark Wojno | marcawojno@aol.com

Sept. 27, 1959: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev holds a press conference at the National Press Club on his return from a transcontinental tour of the U.S.

Sept. 27, 1994: CNN founder Ted Turner says it’s over for newspapers, unfortunately, because of the not instantaneous transmission of news electronically.

Sept. 28, 1938: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt appears at the Club.

Oct. 3, 1909: Explorer Frederick A. Cook appears at the Press Club and claims to be the first man to reach the North Pole.

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"Philadelphia Story" at Dinner & Movie, 7 pm Oct. 1

September 28, 2009

"The Philadelphia Story" will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 in the McClendon Room for the monthly Dinner and a Movie.

Haughty divorced socialite Tracy Lord is preparing for her second marriage. Enter Dexter Haven, her first husband, and Macaulay Connor, a tabloit reporter and a distrust for the wealthy. What follows is a rapid-fire war of words as the two men try to help Tracy the heart beneath the holier-than-thou exterior.

Seating is limited, so come early. Also, choose from the great dinner selections on the Reliable Source Menu.

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Cronkite Tribute Audio is Available

September 28, 2009 | By Tony Cerise | tonyc@twc.edu

The program celebrating the life of broadcast legends Walter Cronkite and Don Hewitt is this week's audio version of From The National Press Club. It can be found at: www.press.org/activities/radio.cfm . The audio can also be found on itunes.

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Iraqis Give Plaque to NPC

September 25, 2009

Representatives of the Iraqi armed forces toured the National Press Club on Sept. 17. They presented General Manager Bill McCarren with a plaque embossed with scenes from the history of Iraq.

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Iraqis Give Plaque to NPC

September 25, 2009

Representatives of the Iraqi armed forces toured the National Press Club on Sept. 17. They presented General Manager Bill McCarren with a plaque embossed with scenes from the history of Iraq.

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Interview Like Bob Edwards, 6:30 pm Sept. 29; Free for Members

September 24, 2009 | By Susan Heavey | sheavey@thomsonreuters.com

Legendary radio journalist and NPC member Bob Edwards will discuss how to elicit interview gems from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Edwards has interviewed tens of thousands of people in his more than 40 years on-air -- politicians to celebrities and everyone in between. Just how does he get them to open up?

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Eight places remain for the third annual NPC fall wine trip Saturday, Oct. 3.

September 24, 2009 | By Sylvia Smith

Sample award-winning wines at three vineyards in Loudoun County, Va. Bring a picnic lunch to eat at one of the vineyards and $20 cash for tastings and driver tip (if you would like).

The trip is $28 per person and is open to Club members and one guest each. This trip is non-refundable from the moment you email an RSVP. Your payment will more than likely not be collected immediately.

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Interview Like Bob Edwards, 6:30 pm Sept. 29; Free for Members

September 24, 2009 | By Susan Heavey | sheavey@thomsonreuters.com

Legendary radio journalist and NPC member Bob Edwards will discuss how to elicit interview gems from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Edwards has interviewed tens of thousands of people in his more than 40 years on-air -- politicians to celebrities and everyone in between. Just how does he get them to open up?

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