|1996_DC_CJones_961001||6||Barnes & Noble -- Chuck Jones|
|2002_DC_Buchwald_021115||6||Borders -- Art Buchwald|
Art Buchwald, the Washington Post humorist, was doing a book-signing locally so I trudged up to the Dupont Circle area to see him. He's certainly an interesting looking person and he radiates warmth and cheer. While I was there, he pointed over to a shelf with best sellers and said "Death and decay....
|1998_VA_Shaara_980627||4||Borders -- Jeff Shaara ("Gods and Generals")|
|2002_DC_Morris_020205||7||Capitol Hill History Project -- Edmund and Sylvia Morris (Teddy Roosevelt)|
This was the inaugural lecture of the Capitol Hill History Project. Edmund Morris had recently published his second book on Theodore Roosevelt, called "Theodore Rex". He had also written the first in that series, called "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" as well as "Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan." His...
|2002_DC_Smith_020910||7||Capitol Hill History Project -- Edward C Smith (Capitol Hill During the Civil War)|
This meeting was held at the Masonic Naval Lodge Hall. Introduced by John Franzen (chairman of the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project) and then Lucinda Janke (Kiplinger Washington Collection), Professor Edward C Smith from American University gave a talk about "Capitol Hill During the Civil...
|2002_DC_Smith_021112||21||Capitol Hill History Project -- Sam and Kathryn Smith|
This session of the CHHP was a lively discussion by Sam and Kathy Smith, who've been activists on the Hill for years. They discussed life on the Hill from the 1960's forward. Sam was the editor of the Capital East Gazette, a founder of the DC Statehood Party, and the national Green Party. (As John...
|2002_VA_KB_021207||6||Costco @ Pentagon City -- Ken Burns ("Civil War" DVD)|
Ken Burns was at the Costco in Pentagon City to promote the DVD version of the "Civil War" documentary series that he did for PBS. I thought it would be crowded but it wasn't--I guess $85 items aren't exactly impulse buys. As he sat signing next to a drip from a leak in the ceiling, he said he was...
|1996_DC_JLeno_961001||2||Crown Books -- Jay Leno|
|1997_MD_McCarthy_971114||1||Crown Books -- Jenny McCarthy (not great pictures)|
These weren't great pictures.
|2002_DC_DOCSF_021216||26||Dept of Commerce -- Secretary's Forum: Children of the Twilight Struggle|
The Secretary's Forum is a periodic event that Commerce sponsors. This particular one was called "Children of the Twilight Struggle: Reflections From The Cold War & Its Relevance To The War On Terrorism". This event, introduced by Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, featured Sergei Khrushchev (Soviet...
|2001_DC_SIAIR_Signing_010701||5||Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Book Signing|
|2002_DC_NPC_BookFair_021114||47||NPC -- 25th Annual Book Fair & Authors' Night (2002)|
This was an amazing event! I'd never been to this but there were authors out the wazoo here. Very cool!
Authors here: Phyllis George, George Will, Kenneth Starr, Dick Morris, Jeff Shaara, David Roosevelt, C. Brian Kelly, Lisa Beamer, Carlo D'Este, Chris Matthews, Tom Shales, Robert Guillaume,...
|2002_DC_SAAR_021210||9||Smithsonian Associates -- Andy Rooney|
Andy was promoting his new book "Common Nonsense". The 60 Minutes commentator was interesting to listen to as he talked about his life as a reporter during World War II and his impressions of George W. He couldn't understand why the President was so popular given how the Iraqi situation was going--the...
|2002_DC_SAJC_020611||1||Smithsonian Associates -- John Cleese|
While it was a thrill to see John Cleese, his presentation didn't go so well. There was a moderator who decided it would be appropriate to spend more time discussing his own feelings than John's. And there was a long retrospective film of John's ventures (including Monty Python of course but including a...
|2002_DC_SARCH_021010||14||Smithsonian Associates -- Richard C Hottelet|
Richard C Hottelet was one of Edward R Murrow's reporters. Together, the "Murrow Boys" provided radio commentary during World War II which kept the American public informed about what was going on over there. Hottelet himself was temporarily imprisoned by the Nazis, watched the invasion of D-Day, and a...
|2019_10_24B_Rogers||139||NPC -- Faith in American Public Life w/Melissa Rogers, Sabrina Dent, Imam Mohamed Magid, and Rabbi David Saperstein|
As part of Melissa Rogers' book tour for "Faith in American Public Life", a panel discussion was held at the National Press Club.
Welcome and Opening Remarks:
* David Aycock, Interim Director at Baylor University Press, Associate Director for Sales, Marketing, & Publicity
* Mike McCurr... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_11_01D_Bookfair||150||NPC -- 42nd Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2019)|
One hundred authors -- and their books -- will be under one roof at the National Press Club, just in time for the gift-giving season. Navigate national politics and history, whisk your way to tasty treats, or laugh with your little one during the 2019 Book Fair and Authors’ Night on Friday, Nov. 1.
... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_10_27A_Chappelle||179||DC -- Kennedy Center -- Mark Twain Prize (2019 -- Dave Chappelle)|
Folks shown here include: Q-Tip, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Kenan Thompson, Aziz Ansari, David Rubenstein, Morgan Freeman, ???, Kidd O'Shea (ABC 7), Fab Five Freddie, Robert L. Johnson, ???, ???, John Legend, Neal Brennan, ??? (again), David Rubenstein (again), Jeff Ross, Common, Sarah Silverman, Aziz... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_10_11E1_Pilkey||362||Library of Congress -- Event: Dav Pilkey (Do Good Tour)|
Come see Dav Pilkey talk about his books and his Do Good initiative!
Please join us for a special evening with Dav Pilkey, a Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents event.
International bestselling author/illustrator Dav Pilkey will appear at the Library of Congress on his Do Good Tour. ... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_11_08A1_THIS_Twilight||415||THIS for Diplomats Twilight in Argentina Gala @ Embassy of Argentina|
THIS for Diplomats 2019 Gala: Twilight in Argentina
THIS is proud to announce that on November 8, 2019, we are co-hosting our Annual Fundraiser Gala “Twilight in Argentina” with the Argentine Republic.
The event will take place at the Argentinian Embassy and will feature live music (by Sweet Somethi... (Partially reviewed)