National Press Club

  • Medical Care for Russian Children
    Medical Care for Russian Children

    June 17, 1992

    Mrs. Naina Yeltsin spoke concerning medical aid for disabled children in Russia. She expressed the gratitude of the Russian people for the assistance they have already received. She also said that Russia desperately needed more aid including clothes, medicine, and medical facilities.

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  • Women's Issues
    Women's Issues

    June 12, 1992

    Ms. Ireland addressed members of the National Press Club about the possibility of a feminist third party, Ross Perot's presidential campaign, abortion rights, and women's health care issues. Following her prepared remarks, Ms. Ireland responded to questions from the audience on political issues concerning women.

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  • Soviet Role in Global Politics
    Soviet Role in Global Politics

    June 11, 1992

    Sen. Bill Bradley, member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, spoke before a luncheon of the National Press Club on the future of the republics of the former Soviet Union. Sen. Bradley predicted that the geopolitics of the twenty-first century would depend a great deal on the former Soviet Union,…

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment
    Balanced Budget Amendment

    June 9, 1992

    Rep. Foley, Speaker of the House of Representatives, delivered a speech before a luncheon of the National Press Club on the proposal for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Rep. Foley expressed his opposition to such an amendment, citing the failure of either the Reagan or Bush administrations to…

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  • Guideposts for U.S. Foreign Policy
    Guideposts for U.S. Foreign Policy

    June 5, 1992

    Sen. Moynihan, member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, addressed the National Press Club on a coherent U.S. foreign policy for the post-Cold War world, which included three conditions for a U.S. foreign policy: solvency, economic stability, and openness. He went on to discuss these three factors in relation to…

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

    June 1, 1992

    Former President Gerald Ford presented the Ford Foundation's 1992 awards for excellence in journalism during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The awardees, including Burt Solomon and Douglas Jehl, gave brief comments after they received their awards. Following the presentation, President Ford delivered a speech on…

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  • U.S. Economy and Competitiveness
    U.S. Economy and Competitiveness

    May 28, 1992

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Economist Lester Thurow addressed a luncheon of the National Press Club on the coming revolution in the capitalist world. Citing the changes in economic history during the previous centuries of capitalism and the recent changes in the global political and economic balance, Dr. Thurow discussed how…

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  • AIDS, Public Figures, and Rights of Privacy
    AIDS, Public Figures, and Rights of Privacy

    May 26, 1992

    Arthur Ashe, former professional tennis player and Wimbledon champion, addressed a luncheon of the National Press Club to discuss his illness and the obligations of the media to report on his condition due to his public status. In April 1992, Mr. Ashe held a news conference to announce he carried…

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  • U.S. Defense Policy
    U.S. Defense Policy

    May 20, 1992

    Secretary of the Department of Defense Dick Cheney, who was secretary of defense during the country's most recent war, addressed an audience at the National Press Club on "National Security Issues in a Post-Communist World." Secretary Cheney discussed issues related to the current business of the Department of Defense, including…

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  • The Media and the Vietnam War
    The Media and the Vietnam War

    May 19, 1992

    This symposium, marking the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, described the effects of the Vietnam War on the people and culture of the U.S. Panelists discussed how the media covered the Vietnam War. Mr. Braestrup was Saigon Bureau Chief for the Washington…

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