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  • Care of Wounded Warriors
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    Care of Wounded Warriors

    Former Senator Robert Dole talked about the changes being made to improve care for wounded veterans. The former senator, who was gravely wounded in World War II, is co-chair of President Bush’s…

    1,478 views
  • Economic Crisis
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    Economic Crisis

    Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman talked about the country’s economic crisis. He responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Paul Krugman is a columnist for the…

    1,175 views
  • Future of US Energy Policy
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    Future of U.S. Energy Policy

    Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, talked about U.S. energy security, programs to stimulate energy innovation and job growth, and protect the environment.…

    531 views
  • National Education Reform
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    National Education Reform

    Michelle Rhee, chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, talked about her professional life, her role in hiring teachers, continued training for teachers, the process of…

    328 views
  • Arts Education
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    Arts Education

    Marin Alsop, the first woman to lead a major symphony, talked about her background and arts education. She responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.

    262 views
  • Philanthropy
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    Philanthropy

    Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, talked about his life experiences as a leading NASCAR driver and philanthropist. He and his wife, Chandra, founded the Jimmie Johnson Foundation…

    238 views
  • Energy Policy Reform Proposals
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    Energy Policy Reform Proposals

    T. Boone Pickens talked about his alternative energy proposal and the government’s plan for stabilizing financial markets. Following his remarks, he responded to questions from the audience.

    229 views
  • Religion in the Public Square
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    Religion in the Public Square

    Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori spoke about the role of religion in politics, the separation of church and state, and public profession of faith. Among the topics she addressed were the…

    223 views
  • Fourth Estate Award Dinner
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    Fourth Estate Award Dinner

    Christiane Amanpour received the National Press Club’s 36th annual Fourth Estate Award for achieving distinction for a lifetime of contributions to American journalism. Wolf Blitzer,…

    223 views
  • Future of  American Health Care
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    Future of American Health Care

    Dr. Denis Cortese talked about the problems with the current health care system in America and how it should be overhauled. He talked about the different components that make up a…

    218 views
  • Gerald Ford Journalism Awards
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    Gerald Ford Journalism Awards

    Vice President Dick Cheney spoke during the annual journalism awards presentation luncheon for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation. In his remarks he criticized former White House Press Secretary Scott…

    203 views
  • Ocean Preservation
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    Ocean Preservation

    Ted Danson talked about threats to the world’s oceans posed by overfishing, pollution, and climate change. Topics included destructive fishing that destroys corals and other habitats,…

    202 views
  • Housing Market
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    Housing Market

    Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery talked about the overall state of housing and the role of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) in stabilizing the market.…

    199 views
  • Campaign 2008 Congressional Races
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    Campaign 2008 Congressional Races

    Representative Chris Van Hollen, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Representative Thomas Davis, former chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee,…

    196 views
  • Future of the Housing Market
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    Future of the Housing Market

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston talked about steps being taken to help homeowners and about the future for the housing market. Following his remarks he answered…

    172 views
  • Future of Colombia
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    Future of Colombia

    Colombian President H.E. Alvaro Uribe delivered the luncheon keynote speech to the National Press Club. He talked about his country’s recent economic progress and security improvements. He also…

    152 views
  • Role of Public Media in a Democracy
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    Role of Public Media in a Democracy

    Sharon Percy Rockefeller spoke about the role of public media in the democratic process. Among the topics she addressed were public television and radio coverage of the 2008 election campaigns,…

    146 views
  • History of the Washington Press Corps
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    History of the Washington Press Corps

    Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the press corps as part of the National Press Club’s centennial birthday celebration. Topics included reporting in Washington, the changes from the early days…

    128 views
  • National Press Club 100th Anniversary Celebration
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    National Press Club 100th Anniversary Celebration

    The National Press Club held a centennial gala to mark its 100th year. Bob Edwards spoke about the press club and the changes in the journalism industry over the past 100 years. The president of…

    101 views
  • Product Safety Challenges
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    Product Safety Challenges

    Chairman Nord talked about 2007 as a year of major product safety challenges, and said that product safety was the second most heavily covered business story of the year. She talked about how…

    89 views
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