National Press Club

Newsmaker: Did Wall Street Cause the Credit Crises?

September 3, 2008

National Press Club "NEWSMAKER" Media Briefing

September 15

10 a.m.

National Press Club (Lisagor Room)

“Did Wall Street Cause the Mortgage and Credit Crises?”

Paul Muolo, Executive Editor of “National Mortgage News,” and co-author of the book, Chain of Blame: How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crises,

will chronicle what went wrong in the subprime lending market and the major players that contributed to it.

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Newsmaker: Reforming Health Care

September 3, 2008

Newsmaker: Revolutionizing Health Care

September 5, 10 a.m., Zenger Room

Hundreds of thousands of health care professionals are qualified to care for more than 80 percent of patients who are not in critical condition -- but these professionals are unable to help on a scale that would mark true reform. Why? Because our system relies on high-cost doctors as gatekeepers, underutilizing lower cost professionals, such as advanced nurses, PAs, pharmacists, midwives and other qualified care givers.

Panelists include:

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Buckley's Book Sept 10; Reps. Sanchez Discuss their Book Sept. 15

September 2, 2008

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Buckley comes to the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 to discuss "Supreme Courtship," his latest comic look at Washington politics. In "Supreme Courtship," the president has no success getting his Supreme Court nominees confirmed, so he turns an unconventional choice, a well-known television judge.

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Trip to Radio & Television Museum, Saturday, Oct. 18

September 2, 2008

The NPC History and Broadcast committees are co-sponsoring a field trip for Club members and their guests to the Radio & Television Museum in Bowie, Md., on Saturday, Oct.18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The museum features hundreds of early radio and television sets and much area broadcast memorabilia. Take your time touring the museum, housed in a red, turn-of-the-century farmhouse.

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Kalb Interviews Bill O'Reilly Sept. 27

September 2, 2008

Bill O’Reilly, host of “The O’Reilly Factor,” will join moderator Marvin Kalb in the NPC Ballroom at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, to discuss the impact of “opinion journalism” on viewers, listeners, readers and democracy.

“Bill was my student at Harvard, and now he’s my guest. I can’t wait for him to be a ‘factor’ on The Kalb Report,” Kalb said. “He has become a major player in cable news and talk television, transforming the world of journalism. His views must be heard and understood.”

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Turn Your Beat Reporting into a Book -- Sept. 15

August 28, 2008

Ready to turn the page on your beat reporting and write a book? Join established authors for magazines, newspapers, and other mediums at a beat-to-book panel on MONDAY, SEPT. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Zenger Room.

Panelists will talk about how they turned their reporting beat into a book as well as offer tips for how aspiring authors can research and sell their own work (and how to get over that first hurdle, the book proposal).

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Biden and Obama Speeches in NPC Archives

August 28, 2008

The Club is where news happens, and sometimes "old news" is important to "new news." Sen. Joe Biden's luncheon speech on Sept. 10, 2001, is a case in point.

In speaking about the missile defense system, Biden said:

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"Spy" Julia Child spilled the beans at the Club

August 28, 2008

Well before the AP story this week, NPC members knew all about Julia Child's involvement with the OSS, the predecessor of the CIA. Child worked as a clerk for the World War II-era spy agency, and she described it during her 1993 appearance at an NPC luncheon. Questioned by President Clayton Boyce, Child spilled the beans. We "declassified" photos and an audio file of her luncheon.

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Journalist Hotline for Legal Trouble at Republican Convention

August 28, 2008

Journalists covering the Republican convention next week may want to tuck this phone number in their Blackberries: 651-238-1884. It's a 24-hour hotline for cost-free legal assistance for journalists arrested or detained during coverages of demonstrations or other disturbances.

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Amazing Line Up of Authors for NPC Book Fair on Nov. 18

August 28, 2008

The following authors have been accepted and confirmed:
Qanta Ahmed, M.D., In the Land of Invisible Women
Russell Baker presenting Halberstam's The Coldest Winter
Avi Beker, The Chosen
Jacques Berlinerblau, Thumpin' It
Edwin Black, Nazi Nexus
Nina Burleigh. Unholy Business
Thurston Clarke, The Last Campaign
Adam Clymer, Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch
Stephen Coonts, The Assassin
Kenneth Davis, America's Hidden History
Paul Dickson, On This Spot
Michael Dobbs, One Minute to Midnight
Paul Fitzgerald, Will Eisner and PS Magazine
Alan Geoffrion, Broken Trail

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