National Press Club

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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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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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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Preserving Your Papers; Archivist to Lead Class Sept. 17

August 20, 2008

Have you ever wondered what to do with all of your photos, news clippings or family papers? Or how to store grandma’s quilt? What to do with piles of papers in drawers and closets? If so, join Marlene Justsen, NPC archivist, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 for a course geared toward journalists and media folks. Learn how and where to store your materials, find a conservator, get an appraisal, and how to donate your materials to an archive. For more information or to make a reservation call 202-662-7598 or email mjustsen@press.org

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Save Sept. 10 for Christopher Buckley and "Supreme Courtship"

August 15, 2008

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Buckley comes to the National Press Club on 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.

Buckley is the author of numerous best-sellers, including "Thank You for Smoking" and "Boomsday." He has written over 60 comic essays and is the

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A Dozen Comupters on 14th Floor; Sign-in Required

July 28, 2008

By Thursday afternoon, 12 computers will be installed and ready for members' use in the 14th floor alcove. These will augment the three computers that will be available in the library when the library's monthlong renovation is complete about Labor Day.

To ensure the 14th floor computers are available for members only, a sign-in will be required: The same user name and password you use to access the members-only section of the NPC web site.

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