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    Espionage at the National Press Building

    Historian Steven Usdin talked about his book, Bureau of Spies: The Secret Connections Between Espionage and Journalism in Washington, Mr. Usdin detailed how spies for Nazi Germany, Japan,…

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    The Boys on the Bus

    Journalists Connie Chung, Carl Leubsdorf, and Tom Oliphant recalled their coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign that was documented in Timothy Crouse’s book, The Boys on the Bus. The…

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    Trouble in Lafayette Square

    Gil Klein was interviewed at the National Press Club’s Book Fair. He talked about his book, Trouble in Lafayette Square.

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    Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Square

    Gil Klein talked about his book, Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House, in which he shared stories about the dramatic events in the park located…

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    John F. Kennedy's Legacy

    The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation marked the centennial of the 35th president’s birth with a discussion of his life, work and legacy.

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    Centennial of Lusitania Sinking

    Panelists examined the wartime role of the sinking of the Lusitania, the worldwide reaction to the tragedy, and its impact on American public opinion about the war. On May 7, 1915, the RMS…

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    Presidential Decision-Making After Vietnam

    Marvin Kalb talked about the impact of the Vietnam War on presidential decision-making. He spoke about military conflicts as well as declared wars, including the wars in Iraq and…

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    Saturday Night Massacre 40th Anniversary

    William Ruckelshaus, Bob Woodward, Jill Wine-Banks and others spoke at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Saturday Night Massacre, when President Nixon fired Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald…

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    Memories of President Truman

    Margaret Truman Daniel, daughter of President Harry Truman, reminisced about the presidential career of her father. Following her prepared remarks, she answered questions from the audience,…

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    The Future of Journalism

    Dan Rather, representatives from the Associated Press (AP) and the New York Times, and a journalism professor participated in a panel discussion on the future of journalism. Topics included…

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    National Press Club at 100

    Veteran Washington journalists told stories and reflected on the National Press Club’s colorful history on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. The NPC was founded by 32 reporters who wanted a…

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    The Making of The Civil War

    Mr. Burns described the five year project of making the television program, The Civil War. Broadcast during five evenings in October, 1990, twenty hours in all, it had the largest audience…

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    Violence in America

    Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) addressed a luncheon at the National Press Club (NPC) in Washington D.C.. He spoke about his ideas to combat violence in America. Following his remarks Sen.…

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    World War II Cartoonist Perspective

    Bill Maudlin addressed the National Press Club and spoke about his tenure as a World War II cartoonist working for "Stars and Stripes".

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    War Reporting

    War Correspondents from World War II through recent events in Afghanistan talked about their experiences in combat zones and reporting during wartime. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    The Economics of Journalism

    A panel of journalists talked about the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl and its implication for other journalists abroad. They also talked about the economics of news,…

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    U.S. Poet Laureate

    Rita Dove, U.S. poet laureate, addressed members of the National Press Club concerning her views on poetry and her desire to encourage the spread of poetry. At age 41, Rita Dove served as…

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    Our Common Future

    Ted Turner, president of Turner Broadcasting System, described the evils of business competition that sometimes limit progress, especially Time-Warner’s blocking of his attempt to acquire…

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    History of Baseball

    Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns spoke at the National Press Club about his PBS documentary Baseball and some of the history of the sport.

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    Author Perspective

    Author Herman Wouk spoke at the National Press Club about some of his writings.

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