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  • Garrison Keillor Addresses National Press Club 1994
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    Washington Political Humor

    Mr. Keillor spoke about his work as a radio humorist on A Prairie Home Companion on National Public Radio. He also discussed his books on the satirical side of Washington, D.C.

    13,480 views
  • The History of Baseball
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    The History of Baseball

    Mr. Burns talked about his nine-part PBS documentary, “Baseball,” and described some of the history of the sport. Topics included Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth, the Negro League and racism,…

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  • Memories of President Truman
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    Memories of President Truman

    Mrs. Daniel, daughter of President Harry Truman, reminisced about the presidential career of her father. Following her prepared remarks, she answered questions from the audience, often…

    838 views
  • State of the United States
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    State of the United States

    Mr. Vidal spoke about his perspectives on the problems facing the United States, including crime and health care. He also talked about the growth of government and its continuing intrusions into…

    563 views
  • US Occupation of Haiti
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    U.S. Occupation of Haiti

    ive coverage of a luncheon address by exiled haitian president jean bertrandaristide to the national press club. President Aristide spoke about the current government in Haiti, U.S. policy…

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  • North Korea Asian Trade and Democracy
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    North Korea, Asian Trade and Democracy

    South Korean statesman Kim Dae-Jung talked about the political and economic future of the Korean Peninsula. Following his address, he took questions from the audience.

    225 views
  • Bosnian Refugee Crisis
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    Bosnian Refugee Crisis

    Ms. Jagger addressed the problems of international refugees fleeing the conflict in Bosnia. She took questions concerning international efforts to help refugees fleeing to Germany and…

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  • Multiracial Democracy in South Africa
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    Multiracial Democracy in South Africa

    President Mandela talked about his experiences in the first few months of office and his goals for continuing to reform South African political, societal and economic institutions.

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  • Northern Ireland Peace Process
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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Mr. Adams spoke about the prospects for peace in Northern Ireland. On Monday, U.S. President Bill Clinton lifted the ban on government contacts with Sinn Fein, the political branch of the…

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  • USFinland Relations
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    U.S.-Finland Relations

    President Ahtisarri spoke about events in his country, including a recent referendum on entrance into the European Economic Union and Finland’s place in the future of Europe. He also talked…

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  • Playwright Perspective
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    Playwright Perspective

    In his remarks entitled “Life: a Topic of Growing Interest,” Mr. Simon spoke about many current news topics, including the midterm elections, the baseball strike and Washington politics.…

    87 views
  • Arts Endowment Issues
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    Arts Endowment Issues

    On her first anniversary as chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts, Ms. Alexander talked about her position and the struggle in the United States over the definition of art and…

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  • Northern Ireland Peace Process
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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Mr. Hume discussed the status of the peace talks between governments of Ireland and Great Britain and the situation in Northern Ireland. Topics included the agreement between the two groups on a…

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  • US Poet Laureate
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    U.S. Poet Laureate

    U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove addressed members of the National Press Club concerning her views on poetry and her desire to encourage the spread of poetry. At age 41, Rita Dove is the…

    78 views
  • Ukraines Struggle for Independence
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    Ukraine's Struggle for Independence

    Mr. Kuchma spoke about U.S.-Ukrainian relations, and Ukrainian efforts to establish a stable political and economic base for Ukrainian independence. He mentioned such problems as forming…

    77 views
  • Our Common Future
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    Our Common Future

    Mr. Turner described the evils of business competition that sometimes limit progress, especially Time-Warner’s blocking of his attempt to acquire another network. He responded to questions…

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  • World War II Cartoonist Perspective
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    World War II Cartoonist Perspective

    Mr. Maudlin spoke about his tenure as a World War II cartoonist working for Stars and Stripes.

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  • Arms Control and Disarmament
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    Arms Control and Disarmament

    Mr. Hulom spoke about the need for more intelligence in the post-Cold War world. Mr. Hulom stated that arms control “has become a more important issue” due to the fall of the Soviet Union.

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  • China Most Favored Nation Status
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    China Most Favored Nation Status

    Senator Baucus and Representative Pelosi debated the China Most Favored Nation question and the possibility of revoking the MFN status. The two members of Congress discussed their opposing…

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  • Author Perspective
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    Author Perspective

    Mr. Wouk humorously discussed some of his writings.

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