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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Lyndon B. Johnson held a news conference about the war in Vietnam and announced a large increase in American forces.

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    Medicare Signing Ceremony

    Archival footage courtesy of ABC of President Johnson’s 1965 Medicare signing ceremony.

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    President Johnson Medicare Phone Calls

    This is a C-SPAN radio produced program of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1965 White House recordings on Medicare. Audio with still photos.

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    LBJ Tapes: 50th Anniversary of Medicare & Medicaid

    On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed into law the legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid. And Saturday July 25, C-SPAN Radio airs President Johnson’s 1964 and '65 calls as he fights to win Congressional approval of the measure. You’ll his calls with chief Congressional aide Larry O’Brien, key members of Congress, including Senator Albert Gore, Sr., House Ways and Means Committee chairman Wilbur Mills, and pediatrician and activist Benjamin Spock. Also, an interview with historian and author Julian Zelizer, whose books include: The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for The Great Society. And a recent panel discussion about the anniversary,with Lynda Johnson Robb, LBJ Library Director Mark Updegrove, and Bob Schieffer.

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    Howard University Commencement Address

    President Lyndon B. Johnson gave the commencement address to the 1965 graduating class of Howard University. In the speech, which was delivered two months before he signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, President Johnson detailed his civil rights vision.

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    Vice President Nixon Visits U.S.S.R.

    This July 30,1959, Universal Newsreel contains archival footage of Vice President Nixon visiting Leningrad. Admiral Rickover convinced the Soviets to give him a tour of a nuclear-powered icebreaker.

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    Donald Trump News Conference in Laredo, Texas

    Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border. At Paseo Real Reception Hall in Laredo, Texas, he talked to the media about border issues including building a wall along the border, what to do with immigrants inside the U.S., and jobs for immigrants.

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    Donald Trump Arriving in Laredo, Texas

    Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, arrived at Laredo International Airport to make a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border. He spoke to the media about the problems of border security, illegal immigration, and the employment of legal immigrants. Mr. Trump, who had had been invited to Texas by National Border Patrol Council Local 2455, also responded to questions about the group canceling their meeting.

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    The Nixon Tapes: 1971 Conversations, Part 2

    President Richard Nixon talked to his top advisers about the 1972 presidential election; negotiations to end the war in Vietnam and anti-war demonstrators on Capitol Hill; and racial discrimination cases in the San Francisco schools and in housing in Black Jack, Missouri. President Nixon talked about setting up a presidential news conference-and possible Supreme Court nominees, including West Virginia Democratic Senator Robert Byrd.
    Note: Some language may be offensive.