National Press Club

  • 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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  • The Democratic Party
    The Democratic Party

    September 30, 1991

    Senator Mikulski gave a speech about the Democratic party, its goals and beliefs, and its role in politics. She spoke about the upcoming presidential race and the current political mood in the country. She also described what it was like to be the only Democratic female senator.

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  • Ukranian Supreme Soviet
    Ukranian Supreme Soviet

    September 26, 1991

    Mr. Kravchuk talked about the future of the Ukraine as an independent state. He gave a brief history of the Ukraine and talked about the Ukrainian people. On December 1, 1990 the Ukraine will hold a referendum for complete independence.

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  • Politics in the Classroom
    Politics in the Classroom

    September 25, 1991

    Ms. Cheney talked about her work at the National Endowment for the Humanities. She also talked about the problem of university professors using the classroom as a forum to present their political views.

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  • Recycling and the Environment
    Recycling and the Environment

    September 23, 1991

    Ms. Scarlett is author of a recent report entitled A Consumer's Guide to Environmental Myths and Reality, published by the National Center for Policy Analysis, which charges that some recycling efforts can damage the environment. She discussed the economic impact of recycling and how biodegradable products can be more environmentally…

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  • A New Workplace Revolution
    A New Workplace Revolution

    September 19, 1991

    Lynn Martin, Secretary of Labor and former member of Congress from Illinois , discussed the activities of the Department of Labor, including issues concerning labor such as international competitiveness, unemployment, and the economy. She advocated starting a "workplace revolution" to restructure work systems and employment patterns to create greater productivity…

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  • Peru Today
    Peru Today

    September 18, 1991

    President Fujimori spoke about his country's request for $95 million in U.S. aid, which he said would be used to fight drug trafficking.

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  • U.S. Relations With Angola
    U.S. Relations With Angola

    September 18, 1991

    President Dos Santos spoke about relations between Angola and the United States. He expressed his desire to normalize relations between the two countries.

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  • National Press Club Awards for Journalism
    National Press Club Awards for Journalism

    September 17, 1991

    Ms. Quindlen spoke to the recipients of the 1991 Press Club Journalism Awards and others. She talked about her experiences with the New York Times and changes in journalism over the years.

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  • Events in the Soviet Union
    Events in the Soviet Union

    September 10, 1991

    Mr. Smith is a former Moscow and Eastern European correspondent for The New York Times, and is now a fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University. He authored two books on the Soviet Union: in 1983 he published The Russians, and in 1990 he published The New…

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