Photo: Noel St. John
Tennis legend Chris Evert, winner of 18 Grand Slam championships and No. 1 ranked women’s player for seven years, called tennis “the greatest sport out there” at a National Press Club luncheon Tuesday, May 7.
Photo: Sam Hurd
Press Club Rewind is a weekly review of events at the National Press Club. In this weeks' edition: An array of UFO witnesses testify at the mock "Citizen Hearing on Disclosure"; Emily’s List launches its "Madam President" campaign; a World Press Freedom Day panel debates the role of government-funded news organizations; the importance of foreign news reporting to America’s international relations; and the Quinnipiac Poll looks ahead to the 2014 Congressional elections.
Photo: Noel St. John
U.S. taxpayers may have to pay $58 billion through 2017 to bail out the U.S. Postal Service but the financially troubled agency would much prefer postal-reform legislation that gives it the ability to right its own ship, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe said at a National Press Club Luncheon April 19.
Photo: Marshall H. Cohen
Iceland President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson announced at a National Press Club Luncheon April 15 the creation of an international assembly named "Arctic Circle" to alert the world to glacial melting and other climate threats and what can be done about them.
Photo: Al Teich
Ken Burns' latest documentary for the Public Broadcasting System turned out to be a family undertaking for him, he told a National Press Club Luncheon audience April 12.
A multi-course dinner with certified Angus beef dinner and paired wines from Rodney Strong is on tap at the Fourth Estate restaurant on Tuesday, May 21.
The meal will feature beef-focused hors d'oeuvres, including beef satay and flatiron steak. Four beef-themed courses include a soup, a grilled Certified Angus Hanger steak salad, a surf and turf course, and as a main dish, the king of beef, a certified Angus prime rib.
Each course will be paired with an appropriate wine from Strong, a renowned Sonoma County winemaker whose bold reds are the perfect match for great beef.
May 21, 1985: After 33 months of reconstruction, a dedication ceremony for the completely renovated National Press Building is celebrated, nearly six decades after the original building cornerstone was laid in 1926. Two time capsules full of Club momentoes are placed behind a new cornerstone next to the old one, and both are encased in the lobby wall next to the building’s main entrance on 14th Street NW.
All members of the National Press Club receive complimentary evening and weekend parking at the PMI garage on G Street when they dine at the Reliable Source or Fourth Estate restaurants. Members who are using any of the other Club facilities at night or on Saturday can purchase a discounted parking sticker for $5 at the front desk.
May 13, 2013 | By Angela Greiling Keane
In the wake of reports today that the Justice Department secretly obtained phone records of several of AP’s reporters and four of its offices, the National Press Club requests that the Obama administration publicly explain the reasons behind the action.
May 15, 2013 | By Jeff Plungis
The National Press Club joined more than four dozen media organizations to call for the Justice Department to return phone records of Associated Press reporters obtained in what was described as "an overreaching dragnet for news gathering materials."
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