National Press Club

  • How the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Began
    How the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Began

    January 14, 1992

    Mr. Eastman, cartoonist, described the development of the successful and lucrative cartoon characters "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" from original conception as comic book characters to their appearance in two successful Hollywood movies. Following his prepared remarks, Mr. Eastman responded to questions from the audience.

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  • U.S. Art and Public Policy
    U.S. Art and Public Policy

    January 7, 1992

    Dr. Brown discussed the National Gallery of Art and other museums. He described the extreme downturn in the number of gifts of paintings and other art works to museums following changes in tax laws two years ago.

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  • Middle East Peace Talks
    Middle East Peace Talks

    December 19, 1991

    Mr. Shoval discussed the Middle East peace talks and took questions from reporters. The peace talks, which have been taking place in Washington, DC over the last two weeks, were suspended on Wednesday, and are scheduled to resume on January 7th. Israeli Ambassador to the United States Shoval said the…

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  • Events in Latvia
    Events in Latvia

    December 18, 1991

    Mr. Krastins, vice president of the Latvian Parliament, spoke to reporters at the National Press Club about the demise of the Soviet Union and the current situation in Latvia.

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  • Economic and Political Reforms in Thailand
    Economic and Political Reforms in Thailand

    December 16, 1991

    Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun outlined the economic and political reforms that are taking place in Thailand, and discussed some of the difficulties his government has faced, such as a growing AIDS epidemic. The prime minister is a former ambassador to the United States and Canada, and also served as his…

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  • Events in the Soviet Union
    Events in the Soviet Union

    December 13, 1991

    Ambassador Strauss was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union in August of this year. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1973 to 1976. He was named special trade representative under President Jimmy Carter, and served as a representative to the Middle East negotiations. Mr. Strauss…

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  • New Tonight Show Host
    New Tonight Show Host

    December 12, 1991

    Comedian Jay Leno, named by NBC television to replace Johnny Carson as host of the Tonight Show in the summer of 1992, addressed an audience at the National Press Club on various matters in Washington politics. He delivered a stand-up routine on Washington politics from Dan Quayle to Jerry Brown,…

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  • The State of the Union
    The State of the Union

    December 10, 1991

    In a humorous, yet serious, speech called "The State of the Union", Mr. Vidal analyzes current politics, the presidential campaign, the Constitution, and other topics. Mr. Vidal has written a number of novels and plays, including "Myra Breckinridge", "Burr", and "Lincoln", which are satires of American history and life.

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  • Current Situation in South Africa
    Current Situation in South Africa

    December 9, 1991

    While visiting the United States, Mr. Mandela spoke to the National Press Club about the current situation in South Africa. He answered questions from the audience and stressed the importance of western support for a democratic South Africa. Mr. Mandela visited the United States to deliver the keynote address at…

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  • Amateur Athletics in America
    Amateur Athletics in America

    December 6, 1991

    Track and field athlete Mr. Lewis discussed the state of amateur athletics in America, and government sponsorship of America's Olympic teams. A four-event participant in the 1988 Seoul summer Olympics, he won the gold medal in the long jump, the 200 meter sprint, and anchored the 4 by 100 meter…

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