National Press Club To Host 'Eisenhower in the Media' Discussion Thursday, Oct. 11

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the spirit of the election season and in honor of the 60th anniversary of Eisenhower's presidential election, the National Press Club is hosting a discussion titled "Eisenhower in the Media" on Thursday, October 11, 2012, beginning at 6:30 PM in the Holeman Lounge.


The discussion will be moderated by Dr. James Thurber, American University distinguished professor, and Director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies. Panelists for the discussion will include Evan Thomas, journalist and author of the recent publication, Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World; James Newton, veteran journalist and author of Eisenhower: The White House Years; and Dr. Michael Birkner, historian and Eisenhower scholar at Gettysburg College.

For the interest of the participants there will be several renderings of the proposed Eisenhower Memorial available for viewing before and after the event.

The event is open to the public. For more information about the conference, its panelists, location and tickets please visit the Press Club's website at

Editors Note:

As is tradition with all U.S. Presidents, Dwight Eisenhower was an honorary member of the National Press Club. He visited the Club on many occasions and spoke to the Club membership and took their questions as part of the National Press Club luncheon program.

SOURCE National Press Club