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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, November 14, 1994 Volume 30--Number 45 Pages 2277-2363 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Appointments and Nominations California National Association of Realtors Conference in Anaheim--2300 Naval Air Station in Los Alamitos--2294 Rally in Los Angeles--2296 Delaware, rally for Democratic candidates in Wilmington--2328 Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University-- 2348 Michigan, rally in Flint--2325 Minnesota, victory rally in Minneapolis--2323 Radio address--2307 Rhode Island, rally for Democratic candidates in Providence--2285 White House volunteers, reception--2338 Appointments and Nominations White House Office, National AIDS Policy Director, remarks--2356 Communications to Congress Cyprus, letter--2333 Executive Orders Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1984-- 2358 Executive Orders--Continued Declassification of Selected Records Within the National Archives of the United States--2362 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Roosevelt Room--2356 Interviews Cheryl Jennings of KGO Television, San Francisco, CA--2290 Cynthia Louie and Fred Wayne of KCBS Radio, San Francisco, CA-- 2308 Diane Stern of WBZ Radio, Boston, MA--2277 Janet Peckinpaugh of WFSB Television, Hartford, CT--2282 Joe Templeton of ABC Radio--2337 John Crane and Ann Nyberg of WTNH Television, New Haven, CT-- 2281 John Gambling of WOR, New York City--2333 John Watson of WILM Radio, Wilmington, DE--2293 Larry King in Seattle, WA--2312 Leon Gray, W.C. Brown, and J. Michael Davis of WDIA Radio, Memphis, TN--2279 (Continued on the inside back cover.) Editor's Note: In order to meet publication and distribution deadlines during the Veterans Day holiday weekend, the cutoff time for this issue has been advanced to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 1994. Documents released after that time will appear in the next issue. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published pursuant to the authority contained in the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as amended; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), under regulations prescribed by the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, approved by the President (37 FR 23607; 1 CFR Part 10). Distribution is made only by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents will be furnished by mail to domestic subscribers for $80.00 per year ($137.00 for mailing first class) and to foreign subscribers for $93.75 per year, payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The charge for a single copy is $3.00 ($3.75 for foreign mailing). There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Interviews With the News Media--Continued Luis Eschegoyan of KDTV, San Francisco, CA--2292 Mike Siegel of KVI Radio, Seattle, WA--2288 Paul W. Smith of WWDB Radio, Philadelphia, PA--2335 Van Harden, Bonnie Lucas, and Bob Quinn of WHO Radio, Des Moines, IA--2284 News conference, November 9 (No. 78)--2339 Proclamations National American Indian Heritage Month--2311 National Military Families Recognition Day--2299 Proclamations--Continued National Women Veterans Recognition Week--2310 Resignations and Retirements Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State, letter-- 2339 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--2363 Checklist of White House press releases--2363 Digest of other White House announcements--2363 Nominations submitted to the Senate--2363 [[Page 2277]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 2277-2279] Monday, November 14, 1994 Volume 30--Number 45 Pages 2277-2363 Week Ending Friday, November 11, 1994 Interview With Diane Stern of WBZ Radio, Boston, Massachusetts November 2, 1994 Ms. Stern. The President joins me live on WBZ News Radio. And welcome, Mr. President. If we could get right to the questions, we'd appreciate it. The President. Great. It's nice to hear your voice. White House Attack Ms. Stern. The man who allegedly shot at the White House was in court today, as you know. He may soon be indicted on charges that he tried to kill you. I'd like to know, how do you talk to your daughter about that? The President. Well, I think my daughter is well aware of the requirements of the office and that a lot of it involves the Secret Service. But I have to tell you, I think they do a good job. I was not in any danger, and I think this matter is being handled in the appropriate way. Moral Guidance for Youth Ms. Stern. We're talking live to President Clinton on WBZ News Radio 1030. Mr. President, as a parent, I'm concerned about what seems to be a moral decline in this country. Do you share those concerns? The President. Of course I do. I'm especially concerned that so many of our young children are being raised, in effect, in a vacuum where they're so vulnerable to gangs and guns and violence and drugs and where they don't have enough people to look up to and enough people to follow. And they're not being taught right from wrong on a daily basis. I think we have to work on all those things. One of the things that I've tried hard to do as President is to emphasize the importance of parents and churches and community groups taking responsibility for these children again. And one of the things that I liked about our crime bill was that we enabled church groups and others to apply for assistance to reach out to more of these young people. You know, every child is going to have somebody that he or she looks up to. It needs to be the right person; it needs to be somebody who has a sustained and caring relationship with the child over a long period of time. It ought to be the parents, but if it can't be, it has to be someone else. That's the only way to turn this around. Midterm Elections Ms. Stern. Mr. President, if we could get on to the campaign trail, campaign '94, as you know, you're not welcomed by some Democrats campaigning for election this year. Personally, how does that make you feel? The President. Well, most elections are decided on the merits within each State. You know, when I was a Governor, I never had the President come and campaign for me, even when the President was a member of my own party and was popular, because I thought that the voters were discriminating about that. But I do think there are some national elements to this election. And particularly in a lot of these races for Congress and Senate, I'm pleased to go where I've been asked to go--I've been asked to go more places than I can--to try to say what the stakes are in this election. And they are national. You know, the fact is that in the last 21 months, while we haven't solved all the problems in the country and while a lot of ordinary Americans still have difficulties, the country is in better shape than it was. We've got more jobs. The deficit is coming down. We're doing more for families and children. And educational opportunities have been increased. The tax system is fair. The nuclear threat is less. There's more trade in the world. There's more peace, more democracy [[Page 2278]] in the world. We're moving in the right direction at home and abroad. And the voters need to go forward, not back to the easy promises of the eighties. You know, I knew when I took this job, if I really tried to change things I'd have to shake some things up; I wouldn't always be popular. I wouldn't always be popular everywhere in the country and certainly not when people didn't know what had been done. So my job is simply to go out in this last week and tell people what's been done, what the stakes are, what the challenges are ahead and let them make up their own minds. Ms. Stern. President Clinton--we're talking live with the President on WBZ News Radio--what is your take on last week's endorsement of Mario Cuomo by New York GOP Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and could you see yourself ever going out on a limb like that, backing a Republican? The President. Well, I think he did it as an act of statesmanship. I think that Mayor Giuliani saw himself as an American first, a representative of the people of New York, and then a Republican. And he thought that Governor Cuomo would be better for the people of New York City than the policies advocated by Mr. Pataki and his sponsor, Senator D'Amato. I really respect what he did. I think it had to do with what was best for ordinary New Yorkers. I think that's the reason that the mayor of Los Angeles endorsed a Democratic Senator, Senator Feinstein. I think you're seeing a lot of that around the country today as people get worried about the extreme nature of a lot of the Republican campaigns and how divorced they are from the real concerns of ordinary Americans. So obviously I liked it, but I also believe it was an act of statesmanship. Q. Could you envision yourself ever backing a Republican, especially considering the remarks today to Black Entertainment Television calling them far rightwingers, extreme? The President. I didn't say they all were. I didn't say they all were. I said their congressional leadership had advocated principles that were extreme rightwing, and they have. Oh sure, under the right circumstances, if I were President and we had the equivalent of Oliver North running in the Democratic Party against a responsible Republican alternative, I believe I would do just what President Reagan and Mrs. Reagan have done in Virginia. I certainly do believe that. President's Priorities Ms. Stern. I know we're running short on time, but Newsweek magazine, you may have seen, gathered a focus group of voters who, rather than being angry with your administration, say they are disappointed. Now, how might you change your agenda the next 2 years, based on what you have and have not accomplished so far? The President. Well, I'm going to try to do what we haven't done yet. I'm going to try to get the Congress to pass welfare reform. I'm going to take another run at health care. We've got to find a way to protect the health insurance of people; a million more Americans lost it last year. I'm going to take another run at campaign finance reform and at lobbying reform and at some of the environmental measures that we need so badly. But the most important thing I've got to do is to figure out a way to communicate with the American people better. I mean, all the evidence is that the American people basically do not know, for example, that the last 2 years our administration was only the third one since World War
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