The Nixon Tapes: Calls With Congress
President Richard Nixon’s 1971 calls with members of Congress. Participants include Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield-Arizona Republican Senator and former presidential nominee Barry Goldwater-and House Minority Leader and future Nixon Vice President and successor Gerald Ford. Topics included legislation, Vietnam-and the release of the Pentagon Papers.17 views
Conversation with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter were interviewed by Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute. They discussed topics relating to international and domestic politics including race relations, gun violence, mental health, the Middle East, and U.S. relations with its allies. The former president also talked about his most recent travels and meetings with world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as some of the global initiatives of the Carter Center.368 views
LBJ Tapes: December 1963
President Lyndon Johnson’s December 1963 calls, in the early days of his presidency.17 views
President Lyndon Johnson continued to work with, and sometimes against, Congress on passage of President John Kennedy’s bills as well as his own legislation. Also, calls about closings of military installations, the commission to investigate the JFK assassination, and Vietnam. Participants include Cabinet members, key members of Congress, and Texas Governor John Connally, who was seriously wounded in the shooting that killed President Kennedy.
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LBJ Tapes: Legislative Strategies
President Lyndon Johnson’s December 1963 calls, in the early days of his presidency. President Johnson strategized about legislation including the Civil Rights, tax and cotton bills, with members of Congress and the Cabinet. You’ll also hear calls about the Federal budget-and about a new chairman of the President’s Science Advisory Committee.63 views
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LBJ Tapes: Presidential Priorities
President Johnson’s calls from November and December, 1963 as he assembled the commission to investigate the Kennedy assassination; negotiated with members of Congress about legislation, including the Civil Rights bill; and dealt with waste in government. Participants include key members of Congress, the chair of the Federal Reserve, the head of a major utility, Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, and President Kennedy’s widow, Jacqueline.32 views
The LBJ Tapes: Kennedy Assassination
President Johnson’s November 1963 calls from shortly after the assassination of President Kennedy. President Johnson reached out to cabinet members, a prominent member of the media, and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Junior, about the helping the new president. President Johnson also talked to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover about the investigation into JFK’s death and about new protections for the nation’s chief executive.83 views
Southern Methodist University Commencement Address
Former President George W. Bush gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of Southern Methodist University in Moody Coliseum on the main campus. In his first commencement address since leaving office, he told humorous stories as he gave advice to the graduating students and spoke in defense of religious liberty.204 views
Vice President Biden on Russia-Ukraine Conflict
Vice President Joe Biden spoke about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and its implications for European security. The vice president said that helping Ukraine to defend against and deter Russian aggression was critical to preventing further aggression in the future. He harshly criticized the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said the U.S. and Russia should continue to cooperate on areas of clear mutual interest, such as Iran’s nuclear program and combating ISIL.*427 views
* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
LBJ Tapes: Dirksen Phone Calls
The 1963-1969 calls between President Johnson and Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen as they negotiate over key legislation, including the Civil Rights, Voting Rights bills and tax and gold measures and bargain on key appointments. You’ll also heard our interview with former U.S. Senate Historian Richard Baker.35 views
Naval Academy Commencement Address
Vice President Biden gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He talked about the true character of a soldier and said “a good Navy is the surest guarantee of peace.” The vice president touched on the current global challenges and paid tribute to the midshipman who died the previous week in the Amtrak train derailment.35 views
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