Reaction to Events in the Soviet Union

President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State James Baker briefed reporters on recent events in the Soviet Union, where earlier in the day Soviet President… read more

President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State James Baker briefed reporters on recent events in the Soviet Union, where earlier in the day Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev gave a dramatic retelling from his perspective of the failed coup by the communist hard-liners in a news conference from 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. The President spoke from his Walker’s Point Estate in Kennebunkport, ME. close

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Program ID:
20821-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Kennebunkport, Maine, United States
First Aired:
Aug 22, 1991 | 6:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 25, 1991 | 1:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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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