National Press Club

  • Budget Deficit
    Budget Deficit

    May 10, 1990

    Congressman Rostenkowski discussed his plan to eliminate the budget deficit in 5 years. The plan includes tax increases, deep defense cuts, and a one year freeze on domestic spending and Social Security cost of living increases. Mr. Rostenkowski is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee which is the…

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  • Savings & Loan Situation
    Savings & Loan Situation

    May 9, 1990

    Mr. Keating discussed the national savings and loan situation and his involvement in the collapse of the California based Lincoln Savings and Loan. He also defended his management of the thrift. The Lincoln Savings and Loan is a part of the American Continental Corporation which filed for bankruptcy in April…

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  • Independence Movement in Lithuania
    Independence Movement in Lithuania

    May 4, 1990

    Ms. Prunskiene was recently elected prime minister of Lithuania in that country's first democratic election. She was on an official visit to the United States where she met with President Bush and other administration officials. Her comments focused on her impressions of the meetings with President Bush. In 1940 Josef…

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  • Third World Debt Problems
    Third World Debt Problems

    May 4, 1990

    Mr. Manley was on an official visit to the United States and met with Bush and other American officials. He addressed the problems of third world debt.

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  • Future of Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
    Future of Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

    May 3, 1990

    Mr. Wolfensohn became chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on March 23, when the former chairman was asked to resign by the Board of Trustees. His prior experience as chairman of New York City's Carnegie Hall and other business experience led to his selection. He…

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  • The Press and Public Service
    The Press and Public Service

    May 2, 1990

    The panel of journalists and public servants explored the need for a return to the public service ethic. They reviewed the ways government officials and the press portray public service. The John F. Kennedy Library Symposium was part of a series on the press and public policy sponsored by the…

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  • Future of Panama
    Future of Panama

    May 1, 1990

    President Endara's remarks concern the future of democracy in Panama and his hopes for rebuilding his country's economy. Mr. Endara was elected president in May 1989; however, dictator Manuel Noriega, declared the election results invalid. His presidency was eventually made possible by the United States' invasion of Panama in December…

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  • Recent Developments in Honduras
    Recent Developments in Honduras

    April 19, 1990

    Mr. Callejas discussed recent developments in Honduras.

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  • Industry and the Environment
    Industry and the Environment

    April 18, 1990

    Mr. Smith's speech to the National Press Club coincided with the U.S. Senate's debate on clean air legislation. He addressed the conflict between industry and the environment and how General Motors had tried to resolve the conflicts without government intervention. He also summarized the past of the auto industry in…

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  • Media Coverage of Arrest of D.C. Mayor Barry
    Media Coverage of Arrest of D.C. Mayor Barry

    April 16, 1990

    This program is sponsored by the National Press Club and the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. Mayor Marion Barry was indicted on drug-related charges in January 1990. Local reporters discuss news coverage of this event.

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