National Press Club

House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff to update panel priorities, investigations, June 19

May 21, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will discuss the panel's updated priorities and investigations at a National Press Club Headliners event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19.

The event is open to Club members and credentialed media. Registration is required.

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It's time for the popular Club crab fest in the Reliable Source

May 21, 2019 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

Get ready to crack the shells and pick the crab meat to dip in the melted butter! It is time for the National Press Club Crab Fest in the Reliable Source.

The popular crustaceans will be served along with a buffet of sides on Thursday, June 27, starting at 5:30 p.m..

What a great way to celebrate summer 2019!

The Crab Fest Buffet is $32 per person for members and $37 for nonmembers plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations are encouraged because this event has sold out in the past.

To make reservation contact the Reliable Source at or at 202-662-7443.

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NPC in History: The Club’s most famous photo

May 18, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

Of the untold thousands of photos taken at the National Press Club, one stands out for its widespread distribution at the time it was shot and its enduring appeal many decades later. It was taken on Saturday, Feb. 10, 1945. It shows movie actress Lauren Bacall, then just 20 years old but already a huge Hollywood star, sitting atop an upright piano her shapely legs hanging over the front as she looks down on Harry Truman, just three weeks into his vice presidency, as he looked up at her while playing.

Therein lies a tale.

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Army Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper to discuss the state of the U.S. Army at June 24 luncheon

May 15, 2019 | By Lori Russo |

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper will deliver an address at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, June 24, concerning the current state of the U.S. Army and how the Army is adapting to the challenges of the 21st Century.

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EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to speak at June 3 Headliners luncheon

May 15, 2019 | By Lori Russo |

Andrew Wheeler, the 15th Environmental Protection Agency administrator, will deliver an address at a National Press Club Headliners luncheon on Monday, June 3.

Prior to his confirmation on Feb. 28, Wheeler served as acting administrator, a position he had held since July 2018, upon the resignation of former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Wheeler was previously confirmed as the deputy administrator in April 2018.

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Learn how to "Aim High" with former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at May 30 book event

May 15, 2019 | By Lori Russo |

As Secretary of the U.S. Air Force under President Barack Obama, Deborah Lee James says she "served as CEO” of a 660,000-person, $139 billion enterprise. She will discuss her experiences at the highest levels of the U.S. Armed Forces and her new book, “Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Your Success” at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30.

It will take place in the conference rooms and will feature a moderated discussion with the author, an audience Q&A session and a book signing.

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'60 Minutes' Correspondent Scott Pelley on "Truth Worth Telling" at today's NPC luncheon

May 15, 2019 | By Lori Russo |

"60 Minutes" correspondent and veteran journalist Scott Pelley will share his new memoir, “Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of our Times,” at a National Press Club Headliners luncheon, Wednesday, May 22.

Best known for his award-winning work as a "60 Minutes" correspondent and as anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News" from 2011 to 2017, Pelley chronicles his journey through historic events including 9/11, the conflicts in Iran and Afghanistan and his thoughts on free speech and freedom of the press.

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Expanded menu announced for dinner with Pok Pok's Andy Ricker at the Fourth Estate restaurant, May 23

May 15, 2019 | By Susan Delbert |

James Beard Award-winning chef Andy Ricker, whose Pok Pok Thai restaurants in Portland and New York have drawn critical acclaim, will launch his new Thai cookbook at a dinner May 23 in the Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club.

The dinner will feature dishes from Ricker's "Pok Pok Noodles" cookbook, which offers a guide to making iconic Thai dishes at home along with stunning location photos and the stories behind the food.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with passed appetizers. Dinner will be served family-style, in the Thai fashion, at 7 p.m.

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Event explores impact of foreign reporting on Thursday, June 6 at 12:30 p.m.

May 14, 2019 | By Carmen Russell |

The National Press Club International Correspondents Team is hosting “Impact of Foreign Reporting and Children at Risk in the Central African Republic" on Thursday, June 6 at 12:30 p.m.

The event is expected to feature award-winning NBC News correspondent Cynthia McFadden, UNICEF-USA President and CEO Caryl Stern, and U.N. Foundation Senior Vice President Peter Yeo. Please RSVP by clicking here. The price is $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members.

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Club hosts Dionne Warwick, Valerie Simpson for screening documentary on Hal David, May 20

May 14, 2019 | By Carmen Russell |

The National Press Club Events Team will host a special dinner and screening of “What the World Needs Now: Words by Hal David," a PBS documentary tribute to the man who wrote many of the most enduring songs in American popular music, at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20. Tickets are available to the public (with discounts for Club members) and include dinner and the panel discussion. They can be purchased online by clicking here.

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