National Press Club

This Week in National Press Club History

October 19, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Oct. 19, 1973: Walter Cronkite is awarded the National Press Club’s first Fourth Estate Award, the Club’s most prestigious honor for lifetime achievement in journalism.

Oct. 20, 2005: Jazz trumpeter and educator Wynton Marsalis addresses a luncheon on Hurricane Katrina and the need for more relief in New Orleans.
This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

The History Committee meets at noon on the last Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting is Oct. 27. For more information on History Committee-sponsored events or to join the History Committee, contact Marc Wojno at