WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the National Press Club:
WHAT: Politicians vs. Press Spelling Bee
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 18 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: National Press Club
WHO: Nine members of Congress will face off against nine members of the news media in a spelling bee that will be conducted by spelling bee experts from Merriam-Webster. See participant names below
WHY: One hundred years ago, the National Press Club held a spelling bee pitting politicians vs. 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. The Club thought it was time for a rematch. Satirist Mark Russell will set the stage for the event, which will raise money for the Club's Journalism Institute. Ticket information can be found at press.org/events/npc-centennial-spelling-bee
Media wishing the cover the event should contact Katy Steinmetz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-861-4016
Politician spellers include:
Rep. Matt Cartwright, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Sen. Chris Coons, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Rep. Ted Deutch, Rep. Anna Eshoo, Sen. Jeff Flake, Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Christopher Murphy.
Journalist spellers include:
Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Ed Henry, Fox News; Major Garrett, CBS News; Kate Nocera, Buzzfeed; Rebecca Sinderbrand Politico; Meredith Shiner, Roll Call; Ashley Southall New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Toby Zakaria, Reuters.
SOURCE National Press Club