Events in the Soviet Union

Hendrick Smith the former Moscow and Eastern European correspondent for The New York Times, and fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of… read more

Hendrick Smith the former Moscow and Eastern European correspondent for The New York Times, and fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University spoke before an audience at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.. He authored two books on the Soviet Union: in 1983 he published "The Russians", and in 1990 he published "The New Russians". The speech took place two weeks after the coup attempt in the Soviet Union. He examined trends in the Soviet Union and the recent coup, and he discussed the how the Soviet press has thrived despite existing under government controls. He gave emotional descriptions of Soviet journalists he knew who were censored or killed by their government. Mr Smith took questions from Press Club members as moderated by Press Club Board of Governors Member Gil Klien. close

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Program ID:
21117-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 10, 1991 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 15, 1991 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Sep 10, 1991 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 10, 1991 | 7:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 11, 1991 | 12:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 11, 1991 | 7:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 15, 1991 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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