National Press Club

  • Child Care
    Child Care

    April 21, 1988

    The labor secretary highlights the recommendations of a child care task force she formed in January 1988. The task force looked at the roles of business, unions, and federal, state, and local governments.

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  • Airline Safety
    Airline Safety

    April 18, 1988

    The chairman of the President's Commission on Aviation Safety discusses the commission's recently released report. The report concludes that the nation's air transportation system is safe, for now, and gives 15 recommendations. Mr. Albertine points to the most important recommendations as being: more frequent unannounced safety inspections, better equipment for…

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  • International Finance & Economic Relations
    International Finance & Economic Relations

    April 14, 1988

    The West German equivalent of the Federal Reserve Board Chairman discusses international economic and monetary policy from a German point of view. His concerns include the lowered value of the dollar and West Germany's trade imbalance with the U.S.

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  • Situation After Black Monday
    Situation After Black Monday

    April 5, 1988

    The chairman of AMEX discusses conditions that caused the October 1987 stock market crash and proposed solutions. He notes that conditions such as the deficit are still present and that proposed technological and regulatory solutions have not yet been enacted. Mr. Levitt was recently appointed to a presidental committee that…

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  • Proposals for Restructuring American Schools
    Proposals for Restructuring American Schools

    March 31, 1988

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  • Outcome Robertson Libel Suit
    Outcome Robertson Libel Suit

    March 29, 1988

    The former congressman discusses the outcome of a libel suit against him by Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson.

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  • Free Speech and Democracy
    Free Speech and Democracy

    March 24, 1988

    In his address, Stone emphasizes the need for a critical media. For him, the freedoms of speech and press guaranteed by the Constitution are important aspects of democracy, for "to be truly democratic, governments need criticism." Also stressed by Stone is the vital role played by the Supreme Court in…

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  • Proposals to Improve U.S. Government
    Proposals to Improve U.S. Government

    March 19, 1988

    The author of Empire, a fictional history of the U.S., discusses the development of the country into a national security state and the need to dismantle the military-industrial complex. Among his proposals are limiting presidential campaigns, dealing with the budget truthfully, and withdrawing support from Israel.

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  • Recent Events in Palestine and Prospects for Peace
    Recent Events in Palestine and Prospects for Peace

    March 17, 1988

    On the 100th day of the Palestinian uprising, Mr. Maksoud discusses the effect of the uprising on U.S. public opinion. The Arab league representative also criticizes the U.S. for closing PLO offices in Washington and New York.

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  • Sino-U.S. Relations
    Sino-U.S. Relations

    March 9, 1988

    The foreign minister discusses China's reformed economy and policy of opening to the outside world. He also covers China's position in favor of nuclear disarmament. He comments that it has been ten years since relations between the U.S. and China were established and prods the U.S. to address the "Taiwan…

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