National Press Club

  • Mayor Dixon on Her First 100 Days in Office
    Mayor Dixon on Her First 100 Days in Office

    April 4, 1991

    Mayor Dixon talked about why people elected her to office with 86 percent of the vote. She is the first African-American woman to serve as a mayor of a major U.S. city. She talked about the problems that faced the city of Washington, DC when she took office, such as…

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  • A Scientist Who Believes in Creationism
    A Scientist Who Believes in Creationism

    March 28, 1991

    Mr. Mims described his controversy with Scientific American. He is a scientist, inventor, and writer who was a frequent contributor to the magazine until he told the editor that he believed in creationism instead of evolutionism. According to Mr. Mims, he had just been offered a position to oversee the…

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  • The Middle East and General Schwarzkopf
    The Middle East and General Schwarzkopf

    March 27, 1991

    Speaking before the National Press Club, television commentator David Frost discussed his recent trip to the Persian Gulf region and his March 20 interview with General Schwarzkopf. In the interview, broadcast on March 27 in the U.S., General Schwarzkopf, commander of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf war, said…

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  • A Chance for Future Victories
    A Chance for Future Victories

    March 22, 1991

    President Walesa talked about the "battle against communism." He said he wanted to remind the audience of all the changes that were made without much violence, "without a shot." He explained that after the victory the Polish government does not know how to operate, but needs to continue to win…

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  • Reporting the War from Baghdad
    Reporting the War from Baghdad

    March 19, 1991

    In his first Washington speech since his return from Baghdad, Peter Arnett discussed his reporting from Iraq during the Persian Gulf war. Mr. Arnett was the only American reporter allowed by the Iraqi government to remain in Baghdad after the beginning of the Persian Gulf war in January, 1991, and…

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  • North American Free Trade Agreement
    North American Free Trade Agreement

    March 15, 1991

    Ambassador Burney talked first about Pres. Bush's recent visit to Ottawa and his meetings with the Prime Minister of Canada. The two major outcomes of that meeting were an acid rain accord and agreement on the peace negotiations in the Middle East. Ambassador Burney then discussed the US-Canada free trade…

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  • Media Access During the Persian Gulf War
    Media Access During the Persian Gulf War

    March 14, 1991

    Asst. Secretary Williams spoke as part of the Society of Professional Journalists' Freedom of Information Day. He talked about the government's imposition of restrictive war time policy on the release of information during the Persian Gulf. He discussed how and what type of information was released to the press. The…

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  • Whither Civil Rights?
    Whither Civil Rights?

    March 13, 1991

    The two speakers debated the status of civil rights in America. They particularly focused on the civil rights bill of 1990 vetoed by President Bush, and the proposed civil rights legislation for 1991. Work place discrimination of protected groups and relief for victims of discrimination were debated. Supreme Court rulings…

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  • New York Stock Exchange
    New York Stock Exchange

    March 4, 1991

    Mr. Donaldson spoke on the state of the United States economy in relation to his role with the New York Stock Exchange. His philosophy in running the exchange includes preaching the need for making it more competitive with international exchanges, asking Wall Street firms to "go back to basics, the…

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  • U.S. Military Bases in the Philippines
    U.S. Military Bases in the Philippines

    March 1, 1991

    Secretary Manglapus is in the United States to meet with legislators and administration officials following recent announcements by the United States and the Philippines that significant progress had been made in negotiations over military bases in the Philippines. His remarks focused on these sensitive talks. Secretary Manglapus said his job…

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