As we head into the Republican and Democratic national conventions—C-SPAN Radio airs a special program this Saturday of President Lyndon Johnson’s calls about the 1964 campaign and convention.
LBJ talks about the choice of a running mate ---campaign management---and what to do about the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, a racially-mixed group determined to have its say at the convention. You’ll also hear a discouraged LBJ consider dropping out of the race.
Participants in these calls include key White House aides --- United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther --- Chicago Mayor Richard Daley --- and Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey who would become the number two man on the ticket.
And we note the audio and information in this program are from the LBJ Library and Museum, at “ lbjlibrary.org.”