National Press Club

Spelling Bee pits journalists vs. lawmakers, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. at National Press Club

September 17, 2013 | By Gil Klein |

Lawmakers and journalists plan to reprise a 100-year-old event by participating in the National Press Club's Spelling Bee on Wednesday. Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.

Tickets and additional information for this fundraiser for the Club's Journalism Institute are available here.

Nine members of Congress will face off against nine journalists for the title "Best Speller in the United States."

A video produced by Club Member Tom Hendrick explains the event: