President Johnson Telephone Calls on Medicare
Mr. Shreve provided commentary on recordings of President Johnson’s 1964 and 1965 telephone calls on the Medicare… read more
Mr. Shreve provided commentary on recordings of President Johnson’s 1964 and 1965 telephone calls on the Medicare debate. President Johnson was heard planning strategy to win approval of the measure, with participants including his chief congressional aide Larry O’Brien and key members of Congress such as Senator Albert Gore, Sr., father of the future vice president, and powerful House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Wilbur Mills, and pediatrician Benjamin Spock. Still pictures of the participants were shown as they spoke.
Historian David Shreve was one of the editors of the presidential recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson at the Miller Center of Public Affairs.
This program was recorded in the C-SPAN Radio studio as it aired on the radio Saturday, September 5, 2009, at 3:30 p.m. ET.
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