National Press Club

  • Leadership in the 1990s
    Leadership in the 1990s

    June 25, 1991

    Representative Schroeder, chair of the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Aging, explained the current "Leadership debt" in Washington, D.C. She began by describing the changes in Washington since the arrival of President Richard Nixon in the 1970s. She blamed much of the lack of leadership and accountability on the…

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  • President of the Russian Republic
    President of the Russian Republic

    June 20, 1991

    On a four day visit to Washington and New York, Boris Yeltsin, recently-elected leader of the Russian Republic, visited with President Bush in the White House and with members of Congress on Capitol Hill. In his remarks, President Yeltsin said the U.S. should not place all its faith in Mikhail…

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  • Recent Supreme Court Abortion Decisions
    Recent Supreme Court Abortion Decisions

    June 19, 1991

    Ms. Wattleton, president of the family planning organization Planned Parenthood, spoke before the National Press Club on recent Supreme Court decisions concerning abortion rights, including the recent decision allowing laws to stand that prohibit doctors in clinics receiving Federal funds under Title X regulations from mentioning abortion as an alternative…

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  • An Actor's Perspective
    An Actor's Perspective

    June 18, 1991

    Sir Peter Ustinov, actor, novelist, playwright, screenwriter and producer, spoke to the National Press Club on his long career in drama. A versatile actor in movies, plays and operas, Sir Ustinov recalled his experiences in a long career in the arts, his British upbringing, and his participation in the British…

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  • Insurance Insolvencies
    Insurance Insolvencies

    June 12, 1991

    Sen. Metzenbaum, known for his contentiousness on the floor of the Senate, addressed a luncheon audience at the National Press Club. He discussed the recent spate of financial crises in the insurance industry, such as the financial collapse of Executive Life Insurance company, which has left hundreds of thousands of…

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  • AIDS Research in 1991
    AIDS Research in 1991

    June 5, 1991

    Dr. Gottlieb, the supervising physician of the first five patients diagnosed with acquired immune deficiency syndrome in the early 1980's, discussed the status of AIDS research in 1991. To date, over 150,000 have died from infections associated with the virus, while over one million Americans have tested positive for the…

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  • Political Situation in Iran
    Political Situation in Iran

    June 5, 1991

    Mr. Jafarzadeh spoke to the National Press Club on political issues in Iran and the Middle East. He is a spokesman for the People's Mojahedin of Iran, also known as the National Liberation Army, an opposition group to the current Iranian administration. The People's Mojahedin are dedicated to "democratic Islam,"…

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  • Free Speech on Campus
    Free Speech on Campus

    June 4, 1991

    Mr. Schmidt, president of Yale University, spoke on issues of concern on college campuses at the National Press Club. A former clerk to Chief Justice Warren, Mr. Schmidt briefly mentioned the current debate over the use of government research funds by universities and colleges, and went on to discuss free…

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  • Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards
    Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards

    June 3, 1991

    Former President Gerald Ford spoke before the National Press Club as a representative of the Ford Foundation to award two members of the Washington news media for excellence in reporting. After the awards ceremony, during which the two winners gave brief acceptance statements, President Ford spoke on the activities of…

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  • A Publisher's Perspective
    A Publisher's Perspective

    May 30, 1991

    Mr. Maxwell, British publishing magnate and owner of the New York Daily News, spoke on his perspective of the newspaper magazine publishing industry. He has long been an opponent of trade unions, and successfully defeated the New York newspaper trade unions to save the Daily News. In his remarks, Mr.…

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