National Press Club

This Week in National Press Club History

December 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Jan. 2, 1980: C-SPAN, the then-fledgling cable network devoted to live coverage of both the House and Senate floors, covers its first NPC luncheon featuring Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker.

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.

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