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    The LBJ Tapes: 50th Anniversary of Robert Weaver Swearing-In

    On January 18, 1966, Robert Weaver became the first secretary of the new Department of Housing and Urban Development and the first African American cabinet secretary.  We note this…

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    The LBJ Tapes: 50th Anniversary of Robert Weaver's Swearing In

    President Johnson’s 1965 and 1966 calls seeking advise, leading up to his choosing Robert Weaver as the first Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and first African-American…

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    The LBJ Tapes: 50th Anniversary of the AFL-CIO

    We note this month’s 50th anniversary of the AFL-CIO with President Johnson’s calls with AFL-CIO president George Meany. He was a key figure in the merger and served as its…

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    The LBJ Tapes: 50th Anniversary of the Northeast Blackout

    On November 9, 1965, around 5:30 pm Eastern Time, the lights went out over much of the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada. This program contains portions of President…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Immigration Act of 1965

    Portions of President Johnson’s phone calls leading up to Congress passing the Immigration Act of 1965. Also, his entire speech at the signing of the bill. And our interview with…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Phone Calls With Labor Leaders

    For the Labor Day weekend: President Johnson’s calls with Labor Secretary Willard Wirtz, AFL-CIO President George Meant, and United Auto Workers Union President Walter…

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    Voting Rights Act of 1965 Speech and Bill Signing

    President Johnson delivered remarks at the U.S. Capitol before signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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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…

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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…

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    LBJ Tapes: December 1963

    President Lyndon Johnson’s December 1963 calls, in the early days of his presidency. President Lyndon Johnson continued to work with, and sometimes against, Congress on passage of…

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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…

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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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Johnson spoke about the conflict in Vietnam and the U.S. policy regarding the region. Entitled “Peace Without Conquest,” the address attempted to explain why…

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    Voting Rights Address

    President Johnson spoke to a joint session of Congress regarding the voting rights of all Americans. He focused on the denial of equal rights to African-Americans and stressed that all…

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    LBJ Tapes: Voting Rights Speech

    On the 50th Anniversary of the Montgomery civil rights march, C-SPAN Radio aired LBJ’s March 15, 1965 speech to Congress on Voting Rights legislation.

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