National Press Club

  • South Africa
    South Africa

    September 25, 1990

    During his historic visit to the United States, President de Klerk discussed changes in South Africa and its government. This is the first visit to the U.S. by a South African president since 1946. Pres. de Klerk has been president of the Republic of South Africa since 1989.

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  • Turkish Presidential Speech
    Turkish Presidential Speech

    September 25, 1990

    After Turgut Ozal established the Motherland Party in Turkey in 1983, it gained 211 seats in the 400-seat Grand National Assembly. He was elected president of Turkey in 1989. President Ozal addressed the National Press Club on U.S.-Turkish relations and events in the Persian Gulf.

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  • Customs Service Role in the Persian Gulf
    Customs Service Role in the Persian Gulf

    September 19, 1990

    The first woman commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service discussed her agency's "front-line" role in the Persian Gulf. The Customs Service was one of the first agencies to implement the President's embargo order against Iraq.

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  • A Media Perspective
    A Media Perspective

    September 17, 1990

    Jane Pauley spoke to the National Press Club on her experiences in television. A political science graduate from Indiana University, Ms. Pauley began her broadcasting career with WISH-TV in Indianapolis. She became the first evening news anchor for WMAQ-TV in Chicago and in 1976 joined the NBC News "Today" show.

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  • National Endowment for the Arts
    National Endowment for the Arts

    September 17, 1990

    John Frohnmayer, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), discussed significant improvements to the NEA's grant making procedures and his reaction to the independent commission report released on Sept. 11, which reviews the funding policies of the NEA. The commission's report will be used by congress as a…

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  • Politics in Michigan
    Politics in Michigan

    September 6, 1990

    Lt. Governor Griffiths spoke about politics in Michigan and her own experiences with the women's rights movement. She was a member of Congress from Michigan and has been lieutenant governor for the last eight years. Recently, Gov. Blanchard announced that he was dropping her from the 1990 ticket and selecting…

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  • Jordanian Perspective on the Persian Gulf
    Jordanian Perspective on the Persian Gulf

    August 30, 1990

    The Jordanian Ambassador to the U.S. outlined his country's position on the current situation in the Persian Gulf and Jordan's perception of the U.S. role in the conflict.

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  • Events in Liberia
    Events in Liberia

    August 28, 1990

    The Mayor of Monrovia, Liberia discussed the crisis in his country. Mayor Johnson reported civilian deaths and homelessness resulting from the conflict taking place in Liberia. Mayor Johnson made an appeal for U.S. intervention in the conflict and a request for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council…

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  • Political Humor
    Political Humor

    August 16, 1990

    Mr. Russell made his first appearance in the United States since his trip to Moscow. He sang songs, told jokes and answered questions. At the end of his speech, one of his life dreams came true when the National Press Club presented a sandwich named in his honor. Mr. Russell…

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  • Savings and Loan Bailout
    Savings and Loan Bailout

    August 8, 1990

    Secretary of the Treasury, Nicholas Brady, spoke on the eve of the first anniversary of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, commonly called the "Savings and Loan Bailout." This act is the most costly economic recovery act ever undertaken by the government. Secretary Brady reported on…

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