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Congressman Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican, and David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN, will be the featured speakers at the 26th annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation journalism awards luncheon, hosted by the National Press Club on Monday, June 3.
The Ford Presidential Foundation will honor the winners of its annual awards for coverage of the presidency and national defense issues. Winners have yet to be named. President Ford, who had a long association with the National Press Club, established the journalism awards through his Foundation.
Congressman Upton holds former President Ford’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Representing Michigan’s sixth district, he also serves as chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the House. Prior to his election, Upton worked for President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Management and Budget.
In addition to providing political analysis for CNN, Gergen is a professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He served as White House adviser to President Ford as well as U.S. presidents Nixon, Reagan and Clinton. He has written about his experiences in his New York Times best-seller, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Remarks begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.
The cost is $21 for Press Club members (NPC Members may purchase two tickets at this price) and $35 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. For questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202)662–7501.
Club members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to VIPreception@press.org 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the luncheon to attend the VIP reception.
To submit a question in advance, put Upton/Gergen in the subject line and e-mail to email@example.com before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.
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The National Press Club
The National Press Club, a private club for journalists and communications professionals, has been a Washington institution for more than a century. It is also a world-class conference and meeting facility that hosts thousands of events each year for sophisticated clients from around the globe. And while these are the Club’s functions, its mission is to be The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists. It is a social and business organization dedicated to supporting the ongoing improvement of the profession of journalism.