National Press Club

  • Children's Television
    Children's Television

    April 6, 1990

    Fred Rogers spoke about his experiences in children's television. The creator and star of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" encouraged adults to go into children's television and related personal experiences about the trauma of growing up and expressing emotions. Rogers showed video excerpts of his testimony before a Senate committee hearing on…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform
    Campaign Finance Reform

    April 3, 1990

    Senator David Boren is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He described the fast-paced changes that are sweeping the world and explained that the U.S. should not let down its guard, but should increase its intelligence operations to maintain competitiveness. Senator Boren has also co-sponsored a bipartisan bill on…

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  • Arts Funding
    Arts Funding

    March 29, 1990

    The NEA chairman's appearance comes a week after the Bush administration had presented a draft NEA reauthorization bill to the House Education and Labor subcommittee on Postsecondary Education. Controversy was continuing over limitations on NEA funding of indecent or obscene art. However, the Bush administration reauthorization request contained no content…

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  • Lithuanian Independence
    Lithuanian Independence

    March 28, 1990

    Senator Moynihan addressed the situation in Lithuania, calling it the "first post-cold war crisis." On the morning of this appearance, Lithuania had declared its independence from the Soviet Union. Moynihan discussed the role of international law in resolving the situation.

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  • Airline Safety and Competitiveness
    Airline Safety and Competitiveness

    March 28, 1990

    Admiral Busey discussed the $22 billion, five-year plan for improving airline safety and international competitiveness. The Bush administration submitted the FAA plan to Congress on March 19. The plan implements part of the National Transportation Policy with the emphasis on modernization of U.S. aviation.

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  • International Trans-Antarctica Expedition
    International Trans-Antarctica Expedition

    March 26, 1990

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  • Current Events in Poland
    Current Events in Poland

    March 23, 1990

    The Polish prime minister's appearance came during a 3-day visit in the United States during which he and President Bush signed business and economic treaties. His remarks were translated into English. Mr. Mazowiecki discussed the reunification of Germany and his country's efforts to develop a free-market economy.

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  • European Community 1992
    European Community 1992

    March 23, 1990

    Mr. Brittan discussed the changes in Central and Eastern Europe in relation to the European Community's 1992 project. He also answered questions from business journalists and government officials about specific aspects of Europe 1992.

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  • American Defense Needs and Priorities
    American Defense Needs and Priorities

    March 22, 1990

    Secretary Cheney's appearance came as Congress considered the 1991 defense budget. The administration's defense budget request had been criticized for increasing spending in the wake of improved relations with the Soviet Union. Cheney acknowledged the possibility of "victory in the cold war" but argued against "radical reductions" in military spending.

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  • Savings & Loan Bailout
    Savings & Loan Bailout

    March 21, 1990

    Mr. Seidman acted as the chairman of the Resolution Trust Corporation, which took over insolvent or potentially insolvent savings & loan institutions. The RTC had been in existence for seven months at the time of Mr. Seidman's appearance and had been criticized for its management of the savings & loan…

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