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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 Ladybird Johnson spent their…

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    Personal Perspectives on the Kennedy Assassination

    Four eyewitnesses recalled the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Sid Davis was the Westinghouse radio pool reporter on Air Force One when Lyndon Baines…

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    Presidential Descendants

    At the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, descendants of Presidents Ford, Truman, McKinley, Johnson, and Theodore Roosevelt gathered to share their family…

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    First Lady Laura Bush

    Ann Gerhart and Mark Updegrove talked about the life and influence of first lady Laura Bush and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They talked about her childhood in Texas, career as a teacher and…

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    Presidential History and Memory

    The White House Historical Association convened a meeting in Washington, D.C., of those who work at presidential sites around the country -- and of descendants of presidents from James…

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    The Last Republicans

    Mark Updegrove talked about his book, The Last Republicans, about the relationship between former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

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    Michael Beschloss on Presidents of War

    Historian Michael Beschloss discussed his book, Presidents of War.

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    Presidential Legacies

    LBJ Foundation president Mark Updegrove, former Chief of Staff to Laura Bush Anita McBride, and White House Historical Association president Stewart McLaurin discussed presidential legacies.

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    The Last Republicans

    Mark Updegrove, former director of the LBJ Presidential Library, looked at the relationship between former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

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    Harry Truman's Political Relationships

    Historians discussed President Harry Truman’s leadership and how he interacted with three prominent Texas politicians, John Nance Garner, Sam Rayburn, and Lyndon B. Johnson. To celebrate…

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    Writing Presidential Biographies

    Jon Meacham, Annette Gordon Reed, and Ron Chernow talked about the process of writing presidential biographies. President George W. Bush provided introductory remarks.

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    Vietnam War Commanders in Chief

    Former presidential aides discussed the roles of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War era. They were joined by historian to explore the foreign policy of each president as well as the…

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    Reflections on Richard Nixon

    Alexander Butterfield and Bob Woodward offered their reflections on President Nixon and his policies. Topics included President Nixon’s personality, Watergate, foreign policy decisions in…

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    Lady Bird and Lyndon and Destiny of Democracy

    Betty Boyd Caroli, author of Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President, and Mark Updegrove, author of Destiny of Democracy: The Civil Rights Summit at the…

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    President's Daily Briefing

    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan talked about the history of the president’s daily briefing. Following his remarks, former intelligence officers talked about the importance of the briefing.…

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    The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

    Joseph Califano talked about his book The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years, in which he presents a first-hand account of the Johnson administration’s Great…

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    1983 Richard Nixon-Frank Gannon Interviews

    Former Nixon aide Frank Gannon talked about his extended 1983 interviews with former President Richard Nixon on topics including Vietnam, China, Watergate and Nixon’s resignation. He showed…

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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 of President…

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    Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency

    Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, recounts the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Sworn into office following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, President Johnson…

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    Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson

    Lady Bird Johnson is remembered on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her daughter, Lynda Robb Johnson, and others talk about Lady Bird’s life, achievements and contributions. Mark…

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