National Press Club

  • Soviet Agriculture
    Soviet Agriculture

    October 29, 1991

    Secretary of Agriculture Edward Madigan discussed the state of Soviet agriculture in remarks delivered to the National Press Club. Earlier, in a joint news conference with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, President Bush had announced the possibility of sending food aid to the Soviet Union in response to that nation's economic…

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  • Joint Television Venture in the Soviet Union
    Joint Television Venture in the Soviet Union

    October 24, 1991

    Mr. Donahue and Mr. Pozner spoke about a new joint television venture scheduled to be launched on Soviet TV. Mr. Pozner spoke about the failed coup by Communist hard-liners and collapse of communism in the Soviet Union, and their effects on communication and politics in that country. Phil Donahue hosts…

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  • Czechoslovakian Transition to Democracy
    Czechoslovakian Transition to Democracy

    October 23, 1991

    President Havel discussed the move towards democracy and an open market taking place in Czechoslovakia. He talked about the need for investment and the many opportunities for Western business in Czechoslovakia. Mr. Havel responded to questions following his remarks. Translation for Mr. Havel's remarks was supplied by an interpreter standing…

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  • The Future of the American Space Program
    The Future of the American Space Program

    October 17, 1991

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  • Recession and the Art of Befuddlement
    Recession and the Art of Befuddlement

    October 16, 1991

    Professor Galbraith was an economics professor at Harvard University from 1934 to 1975, at times leaving academics to work in the federal government. He was an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, and served as ambassador to India in the early 1960s. He has also written a number of widely-read…

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  • The Future of Costa Rica
    The Future of Costa Rica

    October 11, 1991

    President Calderon talked about economic relations between the United States and Central America. He discussed the revolution of democracy in Latin America. He talked about the problem of poverty and underdevelopment in Central America. He also talked about the North American free trade area.

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  • Events in the Soviet Union
    Events in the Soviet Union

    October 10, 1991

    The guest speakers discussed the latest events in the Soviet Union and the impact these events will have on the country as it seeks to improve its economic situation.

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  • President of Iceland
    President of Iceland

    October 8, 1991

    President Finnbogadottir of Iceland addressed a luncheon of the National Press Club on matters relating to his native country, Iceland. He discussed U.S.-Iceland history and relations, Icelandic legend and traditions, and the current political and economic state of Iceland.

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  • A Publisher's Perspective
    A Publisher's Perspective

    October 7, 1991

    Mr. Black provided a publisher's perspective on the process by which newspapers are created and presented to the readers.

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  • The Vast Wasteland
    The Vast Wasteland

    October 2, 1991

    Mr. Minow, a former FCC Chairman, talked about the growth of public television. He gave a brief history of public broadcasting. In particular, he talked about WETA in Washington on the station's 20th anniversary. He also talked about how the "vast wasteland" of television, a term which he coined 20…

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