David Broder, syndicated Washington Post columnist, speaks on the questions of whether there is a "fatal feud" between Government and the press.
Retired Admiral Gene R. La Rocque criticizes current U.S. military spending practices. Along with other retired military officers, La Rocque is a founder of the Center for Defense Information, CDI '' to analyze military matters, inform decision-makers and the public, and influence policy." CDI would become an alternative voice to what founders Admiral Gene La Rocque and Admiral Eugene Carroll believed was a Pentagon that was pushing self-serving data and analysis at decision-makers.
In response to a speech by Howard Metzenbaum in Toledo in which he accused John Glenn of never holding a real job, Glenn delivered what came to be known as his 'Gold Star Mother Speech' at the City Club debate. "Glenn asked Metzenbaum to look any gold star mother (a mother whose son died in combat) in the eye and tell her that her son had not held a real job." Glenn won the primary election and later the general election over Republican candidate, Cleveland Mayor Ralph J. Perk.
Mayor Carl B. Stokes addresses the audience at the City Club Forum as he prepares for his departure from office in 1971.
Mayor Carl B. Stokes and Judge Ralph S. Locher speak at the City Club Forum at the 712 Vincent location in Cleveland, Ohio.