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    The LBJ Tapes: Kennedy Assassination

    President Johnson’s November 1963 calls, shortly after the assassination of President Kennedy. You’ll hear him reach 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 talks to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover about the investigation into JFK’s death—and about new protections for the nation’s chief executive.

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    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.

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    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.*

    * 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.

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    LBJ Tapes: Dirksen Phone Calls

    On Saturday, May 23, C-SPAN Radio aired the 1963-1969 calls between President Johnson and Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen. Hear them negotiate over key legislation, including the Civil Rights and 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.

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    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.

    This speech is included in program 326203-1.

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    Vice President Biden on Federal Infrastructure Investment

    Vice President Joe Biden talked about the infrastructure, focusing on creating a skilled workforce and modernizing American infrastructure. He urged Republicans to support President Obama’s Grow America Act proposal. He also addressed other issues including climate change, updating the electric grid, and energy infrastructure investments. 

    “America on the Move: Investing is America’s Economy” was part of the third annual Infrastructure Week, May 11-15, 2015, hosted by Bloomberg Government and the Infrastructure Week Steering Committee.

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    The War Ends in Europe

    This 1945 United News reel about Victory in Europe day includes clips of the signing of the surrender and President Truman making the official statement.

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    Japanese Prime Minister Address to Joint Meeting of Congress

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed a joint meeting of Congress, the first Japanese leader to address both chambers. The prime minister called for closer ties with the U.S., saying “Let the two of us, "America and Japan, join our hands together and do our best to make the world a better, a much better, place to live.” He also said Japan was undertaking domestic reforms necessary to take part in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. "Japan’s agriculture is at a crossroads," he said, and “in order for it to survive it has to change now.” Prime Minister Abe also addressed Japan’s role in World War II, saying, “I offer with profound respect my eternal condolences to the souls of all American people that were lost during World War II.”

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    Attorney General Swearing-In Ceremony

    Loretta Lynch officially became the first African-American woman to be U.S. attorney general. She was sworn in by Vice President Biden in a ceremony at the Justice Department. In remarks she said she was profoundly grateful and that she becomes the 83rd attorney general one week after her father turned 83 years old.

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    Vice President Biden on U.S.-Israel Relations

    Vice President Biden delivered remarks at an event celebrating the 67th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence. He spoke about U.S.-Israel relations and defended President Obama’s policies regarding both Israel and Iran’s nuclear program. He also talked about his relationships with former Israeli officials and prime ministers. 

    Occasional phrases in Hebrew.