51Jan 14, 2004
Communications Industry Issues
Mr. Powell talked about the impact of new technologies on the communications industry. He also talked about emerging communications technology and future applications of internet ...
30Jan 12, 2004
Ms. Michelman, departing president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, talked about abortion rights. Included were topics such as the Roe v. Wade case, her 20 years of work with NARAL ...
38Dec 17, 2003
Cancer survivors spoke about their battle with cancer, progress made in cancer treatments, and the future of cancer research. They also talked about their efforts to influence presidential ...
11Nov 24, 2003
Investing in America's Cities and Towns
Mr. DeStefano talked about the strength and value of America’s cities and towns, and urged greater investment in local institutions in areas such as education, public safety, ...
30Nov 21, 2003
Mr. Kennedy talked about the Bush administration’s environmental policies, levels of pollution around the country, the influence of special interests on energy policy, and independent ...
7Nov 20, 2003
Medicare Conference Agreement
Secretary Thompson talked about Medicare reform legislation and providing prescription drug benefits under the program. He also talked about the need for the reforms and how compromise ...
234Nov 19, 2003
Brokaw Fourth Estate Award
Colleagues paid tribute to Tom Brokaw for his career and accomplishments in journalism. Mr. Brokaw then made remarks after receiving the Fourth Estate Award for his achievements in ...
15Nov 14, 2003
Dr. Gerberding spoke about various programs at the Centers for Disease Control and the future of public health programs. Among the topics she addressed were the response to SARS, the ...
8Nov 10, 2003
Energy Department Science Programs
Secretary Abraham spoke about the role of science in the Department of Energy. Among the topics he addressed were research programs at government laboratories, facilities available for ...
28Oct 29, 2003
World Bank Activities
Mr. Wolfensohn talked about the role of the World Bank in trying to put together a plan for the reconstruction of Iraq, including that country’s administration, education, employment, and ...
9Oct 8, 2003
Future of Newspapers
Mr. Ridder talked about newspapers and their current problems, including governmental, commercial, and internal. He talked about increased government secrecy and the USA Patriot Act, and ...
17Oct 3, 2003
Intellectual Property Law
Senator Hatch spoke about intellectual property law and file sharing over the Internet. He also talked about the costs and potential penalties for copyright violations. Following his ...
12Sep 30, 2003
Mr. Gunn talked about the operations and future of Amtrak. He discussed recent maintenance and service projects Amtrak had undertaken, and was optimistic about Amtrak’s future and ...
8Sep 24, 2003
Education in America
Secretary Paige spoke about education reform efforts and the state of education in America. Among the issues he addressed were holding schools accountable and improved standards. Following ...
19Sep 17, 2003
Federal Government Financial Condition
Mr. Walker talked about the financial condition and fiscal outlook for the federal government. Among the issues he addressed were the size of projected deficits, performance measurement ...
25Sep 9, 2003
U.S. Foreign Policy
Senator Biden talked about the security of the United States, focusing on threats to U.S. national security and what foreign policies would best serve the country. He argued for a policy of ...
14Aug 8, 2003
FDA Enforcement Standards
Dr. McClellan talked about the role of the FDA in protecting the public health, and FDA enforcement standards. New challenges facing the FDA included the increasing number and complexity ...
14Aug 4, 2003
Democratic Party Issues
Senator Lieberman talked about his presidential campaign and the direction of the Democratic Party. He warned against selecting a candidate that embraced the left wing of the party, saying that ...
72Jul 30, 2003
Chairman Donaldson talked about corporate governance, one year after the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The law, the largest overhaul of business practices since the 1930s, places strict ...
10Jul 23, 2003
Iraqi Reconstruction and Stabilization
Mr. Bremer talked about reconstruction efforts in Iraq. Among the issues he addressed were conditions in the country, threats to security, and the state of the ...
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