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At least 6 U.S. Presidents recorded conversations while in office. Hear those conversations on this C-SPAN podcast.  Season 2 focuses on President Richard Nixon's secretly-recorded private telephone conversations. Through eight episodes, hear Richard Nixon talk with key aides about Watergate strategy, potential Supreme Court Nominees, and hear his reaction to the leaked publication of the Pentagon Papers.  Season 2: President Nixon  Season 1: President Johnson
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October 16, 2022
BONUS EPISODE: Cuban Missile Crisis 60th Anniversary
October 2022 marks 60 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis that rocked the Presidency of John F. Kennedy and brought the world close to nuclear war. C-SPAN's Presidential Recordings dives into those 13 days in October…with a bonus episode…featuring calls between JFK and his senior advisors, press conferences, and Oval Office addresses. Plus, historical context from presidential historian Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia Miller Center. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 12, 2022
Ep. 8 The Fall's Gonna Kill You - President Nixon Resigns
Listen to President Richard Nixon's resignation speech from August 8th, 1974. Plus, CBS News reports from after the "smoking gun" tape was released, then Vice President Gerald Ford's post-resignation statement, and President Nixon's thoughts 9 years later on his decision to resign.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 5, 2022
Ep. 7 Intelligence Matters - Calls w/ the FBI & CIA Directors
Listen to phone calls between President Richard Nixon, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover & CIA Director Richard Helms. President Nixon and Director Hoover discuss the murder of two police officers in New York City, the Pentagon Papers, and more.  CIA Director Helms and President Nixon speak about Vietnamization, the Soviet Union, and his eventual move to being the U.S. Ambassador to Iran.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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July 29, 2022
Ep. 6 The Short List - Nixon's SCOTUS Nominees
President Nixon considers nominees to fill not one but two more Supreme Court seats.  Plus, just how close did President Nixon come to nominating the first woman to the court…? Listen to phone calls between President Richard Nixon, Attorney General John Mitchell, White House Special Counsel Richard Moore, and Julie Nixon Eisenhower.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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July 22, 2022
Ep.5 The Burger Court: Chief Justice Warren Burger
Listen to conversations between President Richard Nixon and Chief Justice Warren Burger about SCOTUS nominees, the death of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, pornography, and more.   And a portion from a 1994 oral history with former Chief Justice Warren Burger.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Past Programs
    July 15, 2022
    Ep.4 Nixon Now, More than Ever - 1972 General Election
    Listen to conversations between President Richard Nixon and White House Special Counsel Charles Colson, White House Chief of Staff Bob Haldeman, New York Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and Republican Presidential Strategist Harry Dent. And hear portions of President Nixon's victory speech and Democratic Nominee George McGovern's concession address. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 8, 2022
    Ep. 3 All Politics Are Local: The Pentagon Papers & Conversations with Members of Congress
    Before, during, and after Watergate, there was still a country to run. In this episode, we hear calls between the POTUS members of Congress. Topics include the publication of The Pentagon Papers, and The War in Vietnam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 1, 2022
    Ep. 1 Bad Moon Rising - Watergate Calls from April 1973 Part 1
    Season Two begins with a sampling of calls about Watergate between President Richard Nixon and his administration from April 1973 while the investigation intensified. Conversations include John Ehrlichman, Assistant Attorney General Henry Peterson, FBI Director L. Patrick Gray, Henry Kissinger, and White House Counsel John Dean.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 1, 2022
    Ep. 2 What Kind of Day Has it Been? Watergate Calls from April 1973 Part 2
    Throughout the month of April 1973, President Nixon speaks with his associates about Watergate and the investigation that is unfolding. By the end of April, at least 4 members of his administration have resigned from the White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 26, 2022
    Trailer: Season 2 President Richard Nixon
    At least 6 U.S. Presidents recorded conversations while in office. Hear those conversations on this C-SPAN podcast. Season 2 focuses on President Richard Nixon's secretly-recorded private telephone conversations. Through eight episodes, hear Richard Nixon talk with key aides about Watergate strategy, potential Supreme Court Nominees, and hear his reaction to the leaked publication of the Pentagon Papers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 17, 2022
    Ep. 10 Vietnam and the events of 1968
    1968…Vietnam, Multiple Assassinations, LBJ's Decision not to run for re-election, the Chicago Democratic National Convention…and more in the last episode of our first season of Presidential Recordings.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 10, 2022
    Ep. 9 - Lady Bird Johnson
    Lady Bird Johnson…First Lady….environmentalist, and one of President Johnson's most trusted advisors. This week, conversations between Lady Bird and President Johnson, portions of her diary from November 22nd, 1963, and the case of Walter Jenkins.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 3, 2022
    Ep. 8 - The Voting Rights Act
    This week, go behind the scenes with calls surrounding the Voting Rights Act of 1965. You'll hear from Martin Luther King Jr., Senate Leaders Mike Mansfield (D-MT), Everett Dirksen (R-L), and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 27, 2021
    Ep. 7- The March on Selma
    Calls around the March on Selma, as President Lyndon Johnson responds to Bloody Sunday. You'll hear from Alabama Governor George Wallace, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 20, 2021
    Ep. 6 - Medicare & Medicaid
    This week, a look at calls surrounding the passage of the Medicare and Medicaid Act of 1965. You'll hear from President Johnson's chief aid to Congress Larry O'Brien, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee Wilbur Mills (D-AR), Tennessee democratic senator Albert Gore Sr., Dr. Benjamin Spock, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 13, 2021
    Ep. 5 - Post 1964 Election
    A look at calls after President Lyndon Johnson's sweeping victory in the 1964 presidential election over Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 6, 2021
    Ep. 4 - The Gulf of Tonkin
    A look at the calls around the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, H.J. Res 1145 (The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution), and how the administration handled the press. You'll hear from Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy, and Congressional Leaders.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 29, 2021
    Ep. 3 - The Civil Rights Act
    President Lyndon Johnson's calls about pushing what would become the Civil Rights Act through Congress, its ultimate passage…and the racial violence afterward.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 22, 2021
    Ep. 1 What are The LBJ Tapes? with Marc Selverstone of The Miller Center at the University of Virginia
    Marc Selverstone, Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia explains the background of the LBJ tapes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 22, 2021
    Ep. 2 - Creation of the Warren Commission
    Calls between President Lyndon Johnson & members of Congress & the administration on the establishment of The Warren Commission which would look into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This program begins with background information from Max Holland author of "The Kennedy Assassination Tapes: The White House Conversations of Lyndon Johnson Regarding the Assassination, the Warren Commission & the Aftermath" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 11, 2021
    Trailer: Season 1 President Lyndon Johnson
     In the ten episodes of Season 1 hear secretly recorded conversations President Lyndon Johnson made on topics including the Warren Commission, the Vietnam War, the March on Selma, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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