National Press Club

  • Making America Competitive
    Making America Competitive

    May 24, 1988

    The co-author of In Search of Excellence, Passion for Excellence, and Thriving on Chaos discusses ways of improving the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers.

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  • Senior Citizens & the 1988 Presidential Election
    Senior Citizens & the 1988 Presidential Election

    May 19, 1988

    The oldest member of Congress, currently serving his 13th term in the House, Mr. Pepper discusses ways to motivate the elderly to vote in the presidential election and the roles that older citizens play in the selection process.

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  • Forum on Families & Working Parents
    Forum on Families & Working Parents

    May 18, 1988

    The first in a series of family issues forums features Sen. Hatch and Rep. Schroeder presenting their views on child care. Hatch recently introduced the Child Care Services Improvement Act in the Senate. The act proposes 375 million dollars in federal support for child care. Rep. Schroeder supports the $2.5…

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  • Social & Political Situation in South Africa
    Social & Political Situation in South Africa

    May 11, 1988

    The Anglican archbishop of Cape Town and Nobel laureate discusses the role of U.S., British, and German support of South African apartheid. Earlier in the day Rev. Tutu had briefed the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which recently approved legislation instituting sanctions against South Africa.

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  • U.S.-East German Relations
    U.S.-East German Relations

    May 5, 1988

    The chairman of East Germany's Committee for Foreign Affairs discusses his country's foreign policy, which includes calling for a nuclear-free zone in Europe. Mr. Axen also discusses U.S. economic claims against the German Democratic Republic. Mr. Axen, who was in the country to meet with Secretary of State Shultz, is…

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  • International Trade
    International Trade

    May 3, 1988

    The first Conservative prime minister of Finland since World War II speaks in favor of international free trade. He also discusses the effects on international trade of the U.S. trade and budget deficits.

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  • Do the Media Elect the President?
    Do the Media Elect the President?

    April 26, 1988

    The panel was part of a series of seminars co-sponsored by the National Press Club and the Smithsonian Institution. The full title was "Does the Media Elect the President? Candidates and the Press." Monroe was the moderator. One topic discussed by the panel was the media's inattention to substantive issues…

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  • Soviet Defense, Society & Economy
    Soviet Defense, Society & Economy

    April 25, 1988

    The former U.N. ambassador discusses the deterioration of the Soviet economy and quotes new statistics showing a greater percentage of Soviet GNP going to the military than had been thought. Noting that Soviet arms continue to flow to Afghanistan and Nicaragua, Kirkpatrick recommends proceeding carefully in building a relationship with…

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  • Child Care
    Child Care

    April 21, 1988

    The labor secretary highlights the recommendations of a child care task force she formed in January 1988. The task force looked at the roles of business, unions, and federal, state, and local governments.

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  • Airline Safety
    Airline Safety

    April 18, 1988

    The chairman of the President's Commission on Aviation Safety discusses the commission's recently released report. The report concludes that the nation's air transportation system is safe, for now, and gives 15 recommendations. Mr. Albertine points to the most important recommendations as being: more frequent unannounced safety inspections, better equipment for…

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