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    Book Discussion on The Fierce Urgency of Now

    Julian Zelizer talked about his book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for The Great Society, about the importance of Congress to President…

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    Selma, Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson

    Clarence Lusane, author of The Black History of the White House, talked about the relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson in light of the feature…

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    LBJ Presidential Library Tour of the Presidential Suite

    Library director Mark Updegrove showed the Presidential Suite exhibit at the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. It is a reconstruction of the living space where President and…

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    Book Discussion on When Things Went Right and Landslide

    Chase Untermeyer, author of When Things Went Right: The Dawn of the Reagan-Bush Administration, and Jonathan Darman, author of Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America,…

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    Book Discussion on Landslide

    Jonathan Darman talked about his book, Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America, in which he examines the presidential election of Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964 and…

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    Air Quality Act of 1967

    Jeff Holmstead and Robin Juni talked about the Air Quality Act of 1967 and the current state of the law. This program was part of a week-long series on the “Great Society,”…

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    Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965

    Marian Smith talked about the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 that President Lyndon Johnson’s signed into law at the foot of the Statue of Liberty on October 3, 1965. She…

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    Public Broadcasting Act

    Patricia de Stacy Harrison talked about the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and, eventually, the Public Broadcasting Service…

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    Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Ulrich Boser and Darleen Opfer talked about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Among other topics they discussed how the act changed the landscape of education, its major…

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    LBJ's Great Society and the Voting Rights Act

    Nicole Austin-Hillery and Hans con Spakovsky talked about the Voting Rights Act, which President Johnson signed the act into law on August 6, 1965. Other topics included state voter…

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    LBJ's Great Society and War on Poverty

    Robert Woodson and Michael Lind talked about President Lyndon Johnson’s goal of promoting equality and ending poverty with the Civil Rights Act and the Economic Opportunity…

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    President Johnson and the Great Society

    Julian Zelizer talked about President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society. This interview was from the Organization of American Historians 2014 annual meeting in Atlanta.

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    The Political Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Todd Purdum talked about his book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in which he recounts the political battle to…

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    LBJ Tapes: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. On the 50th anniversary C-SPAN Radio airs some of LBJ’s calls leading up to Congress passing the legislation, and…

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    Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the debate and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with former CBS congressional correspondent Roger Mudd and former New York Herald Tribune…

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    U.S. Senate Debate on 1964 Civil Rights Act

    Betty Koed of the Senate Historical Office recounted the story of the U.S. Senate’s debate on the 1964 Civil Rights Act. On June 10, 1964, the U.S. Senate invoked cloture on a…

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    50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    Timothy Thurber and Judson MacLaury talked about the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This interview took place at the Organization of American Historians 2014 meeting in…

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    Rethinking the Election of 1964

    Panelists talked about the 1964 presidential election. Topics included the roles of the electorate, nominees, and political parties in the election’s outcome. President…

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    President Obama at Civil Rights Summit

    President Barack Obama gave the keynote address at a three-day Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked the 50th anniversary…

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    Kent Germany on Martin Luther King and President Johnson

    Professor Kent Germany was interviewed by telephone from Columbia, S.C., about President Johnson’s White House tapes and what his private telephone conversations reveal about his…

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