National Press Club

This Week in National Press Club History

November 9, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein. |

Nov. 8, 1995: Shirley Povich, former Washington Post sports editor and columnist, receives the Fourth Estate Award.

Nov. 10, 2004: Placido Domingo, enor and general director of the Washington Opera, addresses a Luncheon about the state of that high art and his efforts to make it accessible to more people

Nov. 12, 1991: Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger says “No television in the Supreme Court, forever.”

Nov. 12, 1996: Martha Stewart, entrepreneur and editor of Martha Stewart Living magazine says at a Press Club event that she loves the stock market and outlines her plans for expansion into retail, television and the Internet.

Nov. 13, 1969: Vice President Spiro Agnew in Iowa describes the National Press Club as an “unelected elite.”

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 Tuesday, Nov. 17. For more information on upcoming History Committee-sponsored events, or to join the History Committee, contact Marc Wojno at