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University of MichiganEvent Spotlight – Discovery "Rival Survival" Launch

The Discovery Channel, in order to launch a new television program, came to the National Press Club for a press breakfast. The program, a known as “Rival Survival”, featured two U.S. Senators—Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM). The program placed two Senators of different political parties on an uninhabited island this past summer, forcing them to put politics aside to survive for one week away from Washington and their obligations as U.S. elected officials. We spoke with Paul Schur, VP of Publicity at Discovery about their event.

Discovery EventWhy did you choose The National Press Club to host your event?

The Rival Survival event was a press event for a program that combined survival, real life and politics – NPC was a great venue for us to reach the broad community of reporters, bloggers, and news producers in Washington, DC.

Discovery ChannelHow did the NPC help you accomplish your objectives?

NPC provided quick responses that made booking the venue fast and easy. The onsite team, from audiovisual to catering, was attentive and efficient in meeting all of our requests.

Discovery ChannelWhat feedback did you get from attendees?

Everyone we spoke with was very excited about the event and venue.

Would you recommend the National Press Club to others?

We would definitely recommend NPC to others for events. Absolutely!

About the NPC Event Spotlight: The National Press Club hosts more than 2,000 events annually for our clients, and each month we feature a different event that showcases the creative and unique ways the Club can help you achieve your business, social and media objectives through our Event Services offerings. If you are interested in participating in our Event Spotlight series, please contact Brian Taylor at 202-662-7541 or