Tales from the National Press Club

The History Press
  • erschienen am 27. April 2020
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  • 180 Seiten
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978-1-4396-6980-8 (ISBN)
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the National Press Club has been the hub of Washington journalism. Started by reporters as a watering hole for late-night card games, the Club soon attracted newsmakers who shaped American and world history, from Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump. Adapting to changes in the news media, it has stood for the values of journalism and press freedom. Author, journalist and longtime member Gil Klein tells just a few of the tales that stand out in the history of the Club, which CBS commentator Eric Sevareid once called &quote;the only hallowed place I know of that's absolutely bursting with irreverence.&quote;
  • Englisch
  • Chicago
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  • USA
Arcadia Publishing Inc.
  • 9,85 MB
978-1-4396-6980-8 (9781439669808)
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  • Intro
  • Half Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Foreword, by Michael Freedman
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Introduction: April 1, 2019, A Day in the Life
  • 1. The Founding (1908-12)
  • Washington 1908
  • The Club's Birth
  • Why Are We Here?
  • Where Did the Club's First President Work?
  • The Race to the North Pole
  • Theodore Roosevelt's Tall Tale/Taft Meets the Neighbors
  • 2. Woodrow Wilson, the Great War and Prohibition (1913-19)
  • Woodrow Wilson, a Club Regular
  • Promoting the Great War
  • What Was Harris & Ewing?
  • Prohibition at the Club (Wink, Wink)
  • The Need for a Women's National Press Club
  • 3. The '20s That Roared (1920-29)
  • Did President Harding Really Say This?
  • The Death of Harding and the Birth of Princess Alice
  • The Face That Launched Television?
  • The "Menace" of Radio
  • How the National Press Building Came to Be
  • What Did Calvin Coolidge Say When He Laid the National Press Building Cornerstone?
  • The Day Charles Lindbergh Spoke to the National Press Club
  • The President Who Dreamed of Greater Things
  • 4. Franklin Roosevelt's World (1932-45)
  • Herbert Hoover Escapes the Great Depression
  • Franklin Roosevelt and the Club
  • What Did an Early NPC Luncheon Look Like?84
  • The Sound of News
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Breaks Precedence
  • The Club in the Movies
  • We Want Willkie
  • Pearl Harbor and World War II
  • The Club's Most Famous Photo
  • 5. The '50s (1950-59)
  • Hail Fellow Well Met?
  • 101 Did the Korean War Start-and Almost End-at the Club?
  • Integration at Last
  • Eisenhower on School Integration
  • Fidel Castro Plays the Club
  • Now That's Entertainment
  • How Khrushchev Brought the Girls Down from the Balcony
  • But What Did Khrushchev Say?
  • 6. From Camelot to Watergate (1960-75)
  • JFK
  • What Martin Luther King Told the Club
  • The Club That Saved the World?
  • Trading Witticisms with Lyndon Johnson
  • Satchmo's Last Notes
  • Why a Mug?
  • Nixon's the One
  • The Fourth Estate Award Begins with a Bang
  • A Headline for the Ages
  • John and Yoko
  • The Greatest
  • Kissinger and the Belly Dancer
  • 7. Carter to Reagan to Bush (1979-89)
  • How the Camp David Middle East Peace Accords Began in the Ballroom
  • The Rise of Ronald Reagan
  • The First Woman President
  • The Metamorphosis of Conan the Republican
  • The Tiny Room with the Big Legacy
  • George H.W. Bush at the Club
  • Bill Clinton's Debut
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • 8. Searching for Peace and Freedom in the '90s (1989-99)
  • Cold War Ends in the Ballroom
  • Arafat's Moment of Optimism
  • Nelson Mandela and the Fight against Apartheid
  • Chronicling the News Revolution with Marvin Kalb
  • Something for the Kids
  • What Two Carvings Say About Press Freedom
  • The Birth of Internet "News"
  • Is It Art? Or Is It Offensive?
  • 9. The Angst of the Twenty-First Century (2000-20)
  • George W. Bush in the 2000 Presidential Campaign
  • 9/11
  • The Day the Space Shuttle Crashed into a Presidential Inaugural
  • Speaking to the Club-Remotely
  • The Club Press Conference That Launched a Campaign Icon
  • News from Outer Space
  • Trump's First "Appearance" at the Club
  • Why Was $10 Million Hanging outside the Bar?
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Trump (Fake News) Trump (Fake News) Trump
  • About the Author

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