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    National Air and Space Museum Director Remarks

    Ellen Stofan, the first female director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. She talked about seven-year museum renovation project, the…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response

    Thad Allen answered questions about the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP’s response, and what tasks still remain. In his remarks he announced that the bottom kill procedure to…

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    Educational Television and Technology

    Gary Knell talked about the challenges of using new and ever-changing media to keep “Sesame Street” relevant to young children. “Sesame Street” that year celebrated its 40th anniversary on television. After four…

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    Chick-fil-A Franchise Business

    Chick-fil-A, Inc. founder, chairman, and president Truett Cathy and his son, Chick-fil-A president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy, spoke about the success and continued growth of their fast food…

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    Breast Cancer Prevention and Federal Screening Guidelines

    Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founding chair of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, talked about her opposition to the federal breast cancer screening guidelines released the previous week by the…

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    Jim Leach Remarks on Cultural Diversity

    Former Iowa Representative Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon about the need to bridge different cultures. He also…

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    Aiding Children in Disasters

    Mark Shriver, chairman of the National Commission on Children and Disasters, joined with Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to preview a report to…

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    Transportation Safety Issues

    Deborah Hersman spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. She talked about NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) procedures and its relationship with the press and the public. In her…

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    Jorma Ollila on Energy Efficiency

    Jorma Ollila, incoming chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, talked about his endorsement of a cap-and-trade system for controlling carbon emissions and urged…

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    Future of Postal Service

    Postmaster General John Potter talked about the factors effecting the Postal Service’s future such as finances, labor negotiations, technology, and the changes in the way people…

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    Role of States in National Health Care Reform

    Vermont Governor Jim Douglas delivered remarks on the role of the states in national health reform. He talked about initiatives focused on opportunities for states to contribute to the…

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    Reforming U.S. Health Care

    Dr. Denis Cortese, president and chief executive officer of the Mayo Clinic, spoke about the need for reforming both health insurance and the health care delivery system. The Mayo Clinic…

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    Transatlantic Cooperation

    Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, gave a talk titled “Peace Is a Question of Will.” President Ahtisaari explained how to enhance transatlantic…

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    Nick Jonas on Diabetes

    Entertainer Nick Jonas talked about his personal experiences living with and managing his juvenile diabetes and his efforts to inspire other youth dealing with diabetes to manage their…

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    Smithsonian Institution and New Technology

    Smithsonian Institution Secretary Wayne Clough talked about how the Smithsonian Institution was using new technology. Areas included using social networking media for communicating,…

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    Alma Powell on Youth Assistance Programs

    Alma Powell, national chair of America’s Promise Alliance, talked about the challenges facing the nation’s youth and remedies to reverse the high school dropout crisis. Mrs. Powell cited newly released…

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    Public Broadcasting and Commercial Media

    Vivian Schiller, president and CEO of National Public Radio, talked about lessons public broadcasting could learn from commercial media and vice versa. Among the topics she addressed were…

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    Diabetes Research

    Actor and advocate Mary Tyler Moore spoke about her work on behalf of diabetes research, prevention and education. She and other representatives of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation…

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    National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson Remarks

    Jeff Idelson, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, delivered remarks at the National Press Club. He spoke about the nation’s traditional interest in baseball and recent…

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    Red Cross Operations and the Economic Recession

    Gail McGovern delivered a National Press Club speech on the challenges of operating the American Red Cross through the current difficult economy. She said that over the past year, the…

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