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    President Johnson's 1964 Acceptance Speech

    President Lyndon B. Johnson accepted the Presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on August 27th, 1964. In his speech, President Johnson…

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    LBJ Tapes: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    C-SPAN Radio notes the 50th anniversary this month of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, with a special program of President Johnson’s August 1964 calls on the events that led to Congress…

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    Lyndon Johnson on Civil Rights

    Former President Lyndon Johnson gave a lecture at a 1972 Civil Rights symposium held at his presidential library in Austin, Texas. This was Lyndon Johnson’s final public speech…

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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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    President Johnson Dedication of University of California-Irvine

    President Lyndon B. Johnson spoke at a dedication ceremony on the Irvine Ranch for the site of the future campus of the University of California, Irvine.

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    President Johnson Speaks to Rose Kennedy

    Following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, President and Mrs. Johnson placed a telephone call and offered their condolences to Mrs. Rose Kennedy, mother of the…

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    President Johnson Oath of Office

    This program contained audio of President Lyndon Johnson’s swearing-in ceremony edited with photographs taken by the White House photographer.

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    Lyndon Johnson Radio Proclamation on Kennedy Assassination

    President Johnson read a proclamation to the nation the day after John F. Kennedy was assassinated. He praised the life of the 35th president and asked the nation to pause on Monday,…

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    Radio: LBJ Tapes: Gulf of Tonkin

    Conversations with key advisers including Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy. And providing context for the Gulf…

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    Radio: The LBJ Tapes: Calls with Key Members of Congress

    Calls with Key Members of Congress

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    LBJ tapes: Richard Russell

    Phone conversations with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman and Johnson adviser Richard Russell.

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    LBJ Tapes: Charlie Halleck

    Phone conversations with House Republican leader Charlie Halleck of Indiana, and his successor, future President Gerald Ford of Michigan. Topics included major legislation such as the…

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    LBJ Tapes: Upcoming Legislation

    President Johnson talked with Republican leaders of the Senate and House and with committee chairman about high-level appointments, legislation including the Civil Rights and Voting Rights…

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    LBJ Tapes: Civil Rights Bill

    President Johnson talked with Republican leaders of the Senate and House and with committee chairmen about high-level appointments, legislation including the civil rights and voting rights…

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    Thurgood Marshall Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

    A portion of a June 1967 Universal Newsreel about the nomination of civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court shows various clips of Mr. Marshall, including with…

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    President Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act of 1964

    President Lyndon Johnson made remarks and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2, 1964. He was seen giving pens to many in attendance, including the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.,…

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    President Johnson 1965 Inauguration

    President Johnson addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony.  The president was sworn-in by Chief Justice Earl Warren. The…

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    Murdered Civil Rights Workers

    A series of recorded telephone conversations between President Johnson and F.B.I. Director Hoover was aired about the murder in Mississippi of three civil rights workers, James Chaney,…

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    President Johnson Signs Medicare Bill

    Newsreel footage was shown of President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing a Medicare bill into law on July 30, 1965. That legislation was part of President Johnson’s “Great…

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    Lyndon Johnson Presidency

    White House newsreel footage chronicled events during Johnson’s presidency in January of 1968. This program was produced at the Naval Photographic Center. The program was shown courtesy…

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