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Reel Number: 221621-08
Year / Date: 1981,1980s
TC Begins: 05:02:34
TC Ends: 05:21:40
1981 - Color, President Reagan: Press Conference, 29Jan81 Pt. 1 of 2 Journalists rise, President Reagon enters & to podium: “How do you do. I have a brief opening statement here, then I’ll take your questions. Yesterday, Secretary of the Treasury Donald Regan sent to the Congress a request to raise the debt ceiling....yesterday, I announced the elimination of remaining Federal controls on US oil production & marketing.” 05:04:00 “Today I’m announcing two more actions...taking major steps toward the elimination of the Councl on Wage & Price Stability... My second...is a directive ordering key Federal agencies to freeze pending regulations for 60 days... 05:05:32 Now I’ll be happy to take your questions, Helen? (Helen Thomas) “Will your policy toward Iran be one of revenge or reconciliation? “Well I’m not thinking of revenge... 05:06:42 re Reductions in Federal Spending ..because this administration did not come here to be a caretaker government... 05:07:39 re U.S. Response to Terrorist Acts. 05:08:39 Walter Rodgers re Strategic Arms Limitation SALT II treaty. Reagan says it continues to allow build up as there is no verification of number of warheads on the missile. 05:10:28 Sam Donaldson re Goals of the Soviet Union. USSR, Communism, Communists. 05:11:57 American Businesses and Iran. “...we are urging the people to think long & hard before they travel to Iran, because we don’t think their safety can be guaranteed there.” 05:12:42 American Prisoners in Vietnam. 05:13:15 Black reporter in back on discussion on dismantling the Affirmative Action Programs & Federal hiring of Blacks & Hispanics specifically? “No, there will be no retreat...” re Civil Rights. 05:14:29 Decontrol of Natural Gas Prices. “...I can’t really answer your questions...” 05:14:50 Lou Cannon on Soviet Grain Embargo. Second thoughts? “...it was asking one group of Americans to bear the burden... 05:15:57 Atlanta murders of 17 missing Black children. 05:16:55 U.S. Policy Toward the Caribbean re Jamaican PM Seaga visit. Says reverse thru election away from Communist leanings. 05:18:32 re Registration for the Draft. Had campaigned against it. What to do will be considered in the future 05:19:55 CBS reporter Gary Schuster re Tax Reductions. “...principle of a 10-percent cut for each of 3 years. 05:20:57 U.S. Relations w/ Iran. Continued... Campaign Politics; 1980s; 1981; Republican Presidential Politics; Change of Government; Journalists; Reporters; Economics; Policy; Policies; NOTE: Any continuous 15 minute section of two cards sold at per reel rate. Note: Credit must be given to: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
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