National Press Club

  • 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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  • South African Politics
    South African Politics

    December 5, 1991

    Nelson Mandela, leader of the African National Congress, a South African political party, held a press conference in the National Press Club to discuss his visit to the U.S. and the political situation in South Africa. Mr. Mandela had met with President Bush at the White House earlier in the…

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  • Democratic Challenge in 1992 Elections
    Democratic Challenge in 1992 Elections

    December 2, 1991

    Senator-Elect Wofford addressed a National Press Club luncheon to discuss the factors that allowed him to win a Pennsylvania Senate seat in a hotly contested race against former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh in November, 1991. He claimed voter dissatisfaction with the Republican administration's handling of domestic issues contributed to his…

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  • U.S.-Argentina Relations
    U.S.-Argentina Relations

    November 15, 1991

    Carlos Menem, president of Argentina, addressed the National Press Club on U.S.-Argentina relations. He spoke to the National Press Club during his visit to Washington, in which he also addressed a joint session of Congress and was received at the White House with military honors. He also signed an investment…

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