American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An interview held for news reporters by a political figure or famous person. Also called news conference.
- n. a conference at which press and tv reporters ask questions of a politician or other celebrity
“Finally, in an astonishing exhibition of awkwardness toward the man with whom he had achieved so much, Nixonfloating on his back at his San Clemente swimming pool on the afternoon of August 21suddenly told Kissinger, with no prior preparation: I shall open the press conference tomorrow by announcing your appointment as Secretary of State.”
“In the joint press conference in Tehran, however, Rouhani was more accurate regarding suspending enrichment: We voluntarily chose to do it, which means it could last for one day or one year.”
“Clean-cut and attired for the press conference in conservative dark business suits except Conrad, who stood out in a white linen suit, the New Nine looked, to one observer, “more like junior executives on their way home to Scarsdale than spacemen who hope to set foot on the Moon.””
“I made an issue of that fact by calling a press conference and having Ellen sit in a chair opposite a duck-hunting decoy.”
“On July 23, the same day that Billy Martin resigned at a maudlin press conference in the lobby of a Minnesota hotel, the Yankees hired Bob Lemon, formally known as Robert Granville Lemon, to replace him.”
“The event got its name when Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky told an early June press conference that "this doesn't need to be a Carmageddon" if people avoided driving.”
“Distributed by his sons at a press conference organized by bin Laden on May 26, 1998.”
“That same afternoon the first postlanding press conference was held in the MSC auditorium.”
“Mailer continued his dogged pursuit of the puzzle-that-was-Armstrong into the press conference organized exclusively for the magazine writers and beyond that into the studio where NBC filmed its interview of the astronauts.”
“On the last two Tuesdays press conference days Marton came to the Legation alone, laughing wryly at the thought of being accompanied only by a ghostly company of former colleagues.”
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