National Press Club

Today: Ohio Gov. John Kasich to address impact of Trump foreign policy on NATO

July 11, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

On the heels of this week's NATO Summit in Brussels, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a likely Republican primary challenger to President Trump in 2020, will discuss how Trump's foreign trade policies and relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin have affected America's relations with NATO allies at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker on Thursday, July 12, at 10 a.m. in the Club's Zenger room.

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"Silent Cal" had something to say when he laid the cornerstone of the National Press Building

July 8, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

What did Calvin Coolidge say when he laid the National Press Building cornerstone?

A photo of President Coolidge laying the cornerstone of the National Press Building on April 8, 1926, is one of the National Press Club’s iconic images. The Club was struggling to put together the financing to construct the building. Already, William Fox of the Fox Theater Corp. had agreed to advance $500,000 if the building included a movie palace. Charlie Chaplain was one of the witnesses to that agreement.

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NPC to participate in July 5 moment of silence

July 5, 2018 | By William McCarren |

On Thursday, July 5, newsrooms nationwide are being asked to recognize the tragic loss of life last week at the Annapolis Capital Gazette with a moment of silence. This will take place at 2:33 p.m.

The National Press Club, which acts as a newsroom for many, will also participate. Members who are working in the Club or in the building are invited to come to the lobby on the 13th floor or gather on the staircase to the 14th floor. Club staff has also been invited to attend.

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National Press Club in History: Early Club luncheons

July 2, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein |

What did an early National Press Club luncheon look like?

From its inception, the Club has attracted prominent people in politics, government, business and entertainment. William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Sarah Bernhardt, and Andrew Carnegie were all early visitors.

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National Press Club displays Capital Gazette front-page coverage of shooting

July 2, 2018 | By Wire staff report |

The National Press Club displayed the June 29 front page of The Capital Gazette on the wall of its members-only bar and grill, The Reliable Source, on the day that the paper was published.

The Annapolis newspaper’s A1 covers the aftermath of the June 28 shooting in its newsroom that killed five journalists. The front page is the newest addition to dozens of other historic front pages from newspapers around the country adorning the walls of The Reliable Source that depict important moments in U.S. culture.

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NPC member Lakhani discusses conflict zones, disasters and press freedom: Update-1

July 1, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

The death of Osama bin Laden, the Israel-Lebanon war, political uprisings in Pakistan and the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan are just some of the major international stories Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Leone Lakhani has covered during her career as a network senior producer and correspondent.

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Wines and hors d'oeurvres added to Bourdain dinner recreation, July 24

June 28, 2018 | By Susan Delbert |

Anthony Bourdain, the late host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” and Travel Channel’s “No Reservations,” launched the publication of the "Les Halles Cookbook"--named for the New York Bistro--at a dinner at the National Press Club in 2004, an early cookbook/wine dinner in the Fourth Estate restaurant. The Fourth Estate is re-creating the six course meal served -- adding hors d’oeuvres -- at a dinner Tuesday, July 24.

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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian headliners luncheon, June 27

June 25, 2018 | By Tyler Crowe |

Ed Bastian, chief executive of Delta Air Lines, will discuss transforming the customer experience in the skies above as the world below grapples with increasing economic uncertainty and geopolitical unrest at a National Press Club Headliners luncheon on Wednesday, June 27.

A 20-year veteran of Delta, Bastian was named the company’s CEO in May 2016.

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National Press Club in History: The "real" Woodrow Wilson reveals himself

June 24, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein |

The image of President Wilson, which survives to today, is of the stern son of a Presbyterian minister; the no-nonsense academic, creator of the 14 Points who ruined his health on a whistle-stop tour of the nation trying to convince the public to support his League of Nations.

Just in the past few years, his public image has been tarnished as his role in re-segregating the federal government has been emphasized.

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National Press Club in history: Why 14th and F streets?

June 19, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein |

Why are we here?

When someone starts an essay with “Why are we here?” usually it is followed by some existential angst. But in this case, the question is: Why is the National Press Club at the corner of 14th and F Streets? It all goes back to the Civil War, as do so many things in Washington.

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