WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the National Press Club:
WHAT: Politicians vs. Press Spelling Bee
WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. (Doors at 6:00 p.m.)
WHERE: National Press Club
WHO: Eight members of Congress will face off against eight members of the news media in a spelling competition moderated by the Scripps National Spelling Bee. See participant names below. The event, sponsored by Discovery Communications, will also feature a performance by the 90s hit cover band White Ford Bronco.
WHY: In 1913, the National Press Club held a spelling bee pitting politicians against the press. President Woodrow Wilson and members of his Cabinet were among the 1,000 people who showed up to watch. A House member won. A centennial rematch in 2013 saw Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., take the title of "The Best Speller in the United States." Sen. Kaine will be back to defend his title this year.
The event will also feature a performance from comedian Tim Young, and an after party with popular Washington D.C. band White Ford Bronco. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the NPC Journalism Institute.
Ticket information can be found at: https://www.press.org/spelling-bee
Politician spellers include: Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Jeff Flake, Rep. Brendan Boyle, Rep. Don Beyer, Rep. Ted Lieu, Rep. Brad Ashford, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Rep. Tom Emmer.
Journalist spellers include: Former Press Club president Angela Greiling Keane of Bloomberg News, David Kerley of ABC News, Rebecca Sinderbrand of The Washington Post, Rod Kuckro of E&E News, Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy and Karoun Demirjian of The Washington Post.
SOURCE National Press Club