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The place where Washington journalism remembers its past and meets its future.

A busy day today at the National Press Club downtown. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius swings by to talk about the health care bill. And print and broadcast tabloid magnate Rupert Murdoch swings by for a Kalb Report taping on the future of news media.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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