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  • emBasic Brown My Life and Our Timesem
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    Basic Brown: My Life and Our Times

    Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown talked about his memoir, Basic Brown: My Life and Our Times. Mr. Brown served in the California State Assembly for thirty years and as mayor for two terms.…

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  • World Peace
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    World Peace

    At the opening dinner of a conference on international solutions to global problems, participants spoke about the price of being dedicated to peaceful resolution of conflicts. Mr. Gorbachev spoke…

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  • Urban Issues
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    Urban Issues

    The speakers talked about the issues faced by cities, including homeland security and health care.

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  • National Housing Issues
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    National Housing Issues

    Mayor Brown spoke about national housing issues and other headline news issues. The Mayor was in Washington to participate in the Mayor’s Conference National Housing Forum that was presenting…

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  • JapaneseAmerican Friendship Anniversary
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    Japanese-American Friendship Anniversary

    Secretary Powell and other dignitaries took part in a ceremony commemorating 50 years of Japanese-American friendship. In 1951 representatives of forty-eight nations signed the San…

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  • The Role of Community Groups
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    The Role of Community Groups

    Officials and business leaders talked about ways to build strong urban economies. Among the issues they addressed were community-based organizations and services designed to provide…

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  • Morehouse College Commencement
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    Morehouse College Commencement

    Mayor Brown delivered the commencement address at Morehouse College. He talked about the unique education and experience of Morehouse College and the unique American culture. Mayor Brown also talked…

    279 views
  • John Sweeney Tribute
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    John Sweeney Tribute

    Reps. Sanchez, Waters and Gephardt paid tribute to John Sweeney for his efforts to increase the political influence of the AFL-CIO and the labor movement as a whole. They also criticized…

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  • Washington Journal Sunday
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    Washington Journal: Sunday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

    77 views
  • California Civil Rights Initiative Debate
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    California Civil Rights Initiative Debate

    Mayor Brown and Rep. Richter debated affirmative action, specifically proposition 209, called the California Civil Rights Initiative, which would end such programs in California state…

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  • Democratic Convention Afternoon Session
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    Democratic Convention Afternoon Session

    Afternoon session speeches were followed by a march by the Democratic women members of Congress.

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  • San Francisco State University Commencement
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    San Francisco State University Commencement

    Mayor Brown, who graduated from San Franciso State in 1955, spoke to graduates about his academic career at the university and the challenges facing graduates in 1996. He also received an…

    82 views
  • Fight the Right Rally
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    Fight the Right Rally

    A women’s rights rally was held at The Presidio in San Francisco.

    201 views
  • Future of California
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    Future of California

    Panelists discussed the need for revision of the California state constitution. They examined various issues, several of which were on the California primary ballot as referenda.

    128 views
  • Secretary Brown Memorial Service
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    Secretary Brown Memorial Service

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  • San Francisco Mayoral Inauguration
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    San Francisco Mayoral Inauguration

    Mayor Brown was inaugurated as mayor of San Francisco and spoke to a large outdoor gathering of family, friends and supporters. He was a long-time member of the California State Assembly…

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  • San Francisco Mayoral Debate
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    San Francisco Mayoral Debate

    Democratic incumbent Mayor Jordan debated Democratic California Assembly Speaker Brown. They responded to questions from a panel of three reporters and to videotaped questions from citizens…

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  • San Francisco Mayoral Debate
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    San Francisco Mayoral Debate

    Candidates took questions from a panel of three reporters and videotaped questions from citizens on issues such as crime, welfare and homelessness. The lesser known candidates also gave…

    253 views
  • California Politics
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    California Politics

    Mr. Brown spoke about California politics, affirmative action and the minimum wage.

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  • California Earthquake Relief
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    California Earthquake Relief

    Addressing members of the Congress gathered in the Grand Foyer, President Clinton focused on the latest round of awards in the Technology Reinvestment Project, which helps companies and workers in…

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