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  • Great Books of the Western World
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    Great Books of the Western World

    Philosopher Mortimer Adler talked about the history and significance of the Great Books of the Western World college courses and adult education programs. He said that in 1921 John Erskine…

  • Health Care Privacy
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    Health Care Privacy

    Secretary Shalala talked about privacy in patient health care information. She called privacy one of the most serious aspects of the health care system and said our medical records “are our…

  • Foreign Affairs Perspective
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    Foreign Affairs Perspective

    Mr. Rood gave the 1994 Robert L. Kozik Award for Environmental Reporting to Jane Kay for her article about San Franciso Bay. She then made brief remarks accepting the award. Mr. Rood then…

  • Violence Against Journalists
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    Violence Against Journalists

    Participants spoke on violence perpetrated against journalists around the world. Mr. Orme detailed the Committee to Protect Journalists' group report which surveys worldwide attacks on the…

  • Presidential Health Care Proposal
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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Mr. Binder discussed the pharmaceutical industry and the effect health care reform will have on the medicine production industry. He also analyzed the Clinton health care plan and its…

  • Homosexual Political Issues
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    Homosexual Political Issues

    Mr. Mixner, a gay rights advocate and political organizer, spoke about the political force of the gay and lesbian community in the nineties.

  • The Quality of American Mass Media
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    The Quality of American Mass Media

    Author Michael Crichton, who has written books on dinosaurs, U.S.-Japan relations, and sexual harassment, spoke to a luncheon audience on the American mass media in the era of “junk-food journalism.”…

  • Russia Judicial Reform
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    Russia Judicial Reform

    Mr. Zorkin, head of the Russian constitutional court created in 1991, spoke to a luncheon audience on proposed reforms in the Russian judicial process. He was in the U.S. as a guest of U.S.…

  • Labor Issues and the Teamsters
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    Labor Issues and the Teamsters

    Mr. Carey spoke to a luncheon at the National Press Club on the current state of the Teamsters Union. The Teamsters is a 1.8 million member labor union made up of truck drivers,…

  • Political and Economic Situation in Chile
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    Political and Economic Situation in Chile

    The president of Chile addressed a luncheon of the National Press Club on the current economic and political situation in Chile. President Aylwin emphasized the political stability of Chile and the…

  • How the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Began
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    How the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Began

    Mr. Eastman, cartoonist, described the development of the successful and lucrative cartoon characters “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” from original conception as comic book characters to…

  • Taxing the Rich The Capital Gains Tax
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    Taxing the Rich: The Capital Gains Tax

    The two speakers presented their views on capital gains tax legislation in a debate format. The question was: Should capital gains be the subject of the same taxation as ordinary income? From the…

  • Transportation Issues
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    Transportation Issues

    Department of Transportation Secretary Skinner discussed the effect of rising fuel costs, resulting from the Persian Gulf conflict, on the transportation industry, and he highlighted past…

  • Facing the Issues
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    Facing the Issues

    Mr. Perot described the views of the ordinary citizen on the U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf and a variety of other issues. Mr. Perot, real-estate, computer, and gas and oil magnate, expressed…

  • Savings and Loan Bailout
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    Savings and Loan Bailout

    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…

  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Senator David Boren is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He described the fast-paced changes that are sweeping the world and explained that the U.S. should not let down its…

  • Freedom of Information
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    Freedom of Information

    Ms. Hefner’s address was sponsored by the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. It was part of activities commemorating passage of the Freedom of Information Act…

  • New York Mayor Address
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    New York Mayor Address

    The speaker was elected mayor of New York City in November 1989. He is the first black to hold the office.

  • Federal Deficit Reductions
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    Federal Deficit Reductions

    Mick Rood discussed President Ronald Reagan’s plan to reduce the federal deficit. He answered questions from viewers.