Reaction to Events in the Soviet Union

President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker briefed reporters during the president’s vacation in Maine on recent events in the… read more

President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker briefed reporters during the president’s vacation in Maine on recent events in the Soviet Union, where earlier in the day Soviet President Gorbachev had given a dramatic retelling from his perspective of the failed coup by the communist hard-liners in a news conference in Moscow. President Bush also discussed the administration’s balance between concentrating on domestic issues and the foreign policy agenda. Secretary of State Baker commented on the conduct of the Middle East peace process following the coup, and said the failed coup may allow the U.S. to “pursue an expanded agenda” with the Soviet Union. close

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Reaction to Events in the Soviet Union

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Program ID:
20821-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Kennebunkport, Maine, United States
First Aired:
Aug 22, 1991
Last Aired:
Aug 25, 1991

Airing Details

  • Aug 22, 1991 | 6:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 22, 1991 | 9:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 23, 1991 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 23, 1991 | 6:03am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 24, 1991 | 4:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 24, 1991 | 11:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 25, 1991 | 1:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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