National Press Club

NPR China correspondent to discuss 1989 Tiananmen uprising at 8/28 book rap

July 30, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Louisa Lim, NPR’s longtime China correspondent, will discuss and sign copies of her book "The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited" from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Conference Rooms at the August 28 book rap.

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Exciting lineup of upcoming Update-1 podcasts

July 29, 2014 | By Mike Hempen | mhempen204@comcast.net

Update-1, the National Press Club’s new podcast, will cover press freedom, immigration and the Fourth Estate Award in its next three shows.

The podcast discussing press freedom will be published August 11 while the show analyzing immigration and border security is due for publication on August 27. The Fourth Estate Award dinner honoring Charlie Rose is September 13, with the podcast on that event to be published September 15.

All podcasts are available on both the club’s website and on iTunes. Below is a listing of the next three podcasts:

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An evening at the National Press Club to celebrate excellence, courage in journalism

July 27, 2014 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club will celebrate courage and excellence in journalism on Wednesday, July 30, at the annual Journalism Awards Dinner in one of the club’s top events of the year.

The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge followed by dinner in the Ballroom at 7 p.m.

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Lobster Wave Goodbye to Summer -- Fourth Estate Lobster Night, Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 26, 2014 | By Susan Delbert - Executive Chef | sdelbert@press.org

The Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club will host the last Lobster Night of summer 2014 on Wednesday, July 30, 5:30-8:30pm.

A steamed 1-¼ pound Maine Lobster with coleslaw (or salad) and choice of French Fries or Oven-Crisped New Potatoes is $25 for Members; Non-members $30. Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance to assure a lobster; phone: 202-662-7638. A limited number of lobsters will be available for those who arrive without a reservation.

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CVS Caremark President and CEO to Speak at Luncheon on Sept. 19

July 26, 2014 | By John Welch | john.welch@edelman.com

CVS Caremark Corp. President and CEO Larry J. Merlo will discuss corporate America’s role in reducing chronic illness and delivering better health outcomes for consumers at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Sept. 19.

Earlier this year, CVS announced the chain would stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores nationwide, a move that’s expected to result in a loss of $2 billion a year in sales. The company said the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with its purpose of helping people on their path to better health.

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New route, same good time -- Beat the Deadline 5K run on Sept. 6

July 24, 2014 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Sometimes it’s time for a change.
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This year the NPC BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, has a new race route.

Same start and finish outside the National Press Club on F St. NW between 13th and 14th St. Racers will proceed down scenic Pennsylvania Ave. to Constitution Ave. This year, we make an exciting left turn onto 3rd St. and turn around near H St. to come back to the finish via the reverse route.

To view the new route click here.

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Tickets Available for September 13 Fourth Estate Gala Honoring Charlie Rose

July 24, 2014 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Charlie Rose will be honored at the 2014 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award Gala on Sept. 13. Buy your tickets now!

Charlie Rose, acclaimed broadcast journalist and interviewer, will accept the National Press Club’s most-honored prize, the Fourth Estate Award, at a gala dinner in the Club’s historic Ballroom. Rose is the 42nd recipient of the award, recognizing his career as a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field as one of the most noted interviewers of his era.

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Exhibit in NPC Lobby Honors AP Photographer Anja Niedringhaus

July 23, 2014 | By Myron Belkind | president@press.org

“Camera in hand, photographer Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers with compassion, talent and courage.

“Working in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, she showed the world the carnage and damage that war brings to all caught up in it -- especially civilians. She often trained her camera on children caught between the front lines, yet who still found a place to play. She singled out the humanity of individual soldiers amid their armies as they confronted death, injuries and attacks.

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LAST CALL -- NPC Trip to Costa Rica, Oct. 11-18

July 23, 2014 | By Fay Iudicello | faysiudicello@gmail.com

Join National Press Club travelers on a trip to Costa Rica that explores this Central American jewel from coast to coast. Relax on pristine beaches, enjoy the great food, and luxuriate in spectacular accommodations.

Occupying a privileged spot in Central America, Costa Rica touches both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean and exemplifies some of the best conservation efforts in this hemisphere.

This truly unique experience costs $1,989 per person, double occupancy. Sign up before August 4, 2014, to reserve your spot.

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This Week In National Press Club History

July 23, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

July 20, 1969: Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first and second humans to walk on the moon. Aldrin appears at a National Press Club Book Rap in 2013 and declares that he wants humans to walk on Mars before the end of the twenty-first century. Neil Armstrong lists the greatest engineering feats of the twentieth century in an appearance in 2000, listing space flight as #12, because he says it hasn’t had as great an impact on worldwide living standards as, for example, electrification (#1), the automobile (#2) and the airplane #3).

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