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  • President Johnsons Decision Not to Seek Reelection in 1968
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    President Johnson's Decision Not to Seek Re-election in 1968

    James Jones, President Lyndon Johnson’s appointments secretary from 1965-1969, discussed LBJ’s surprise announcement in a televised address to the nation that he would not run for re-election in 1968. He also told…

    193 views
  • emBuilding the Great Societyem
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    Building the Great Society

    Politico Magazine contributing editor Joshua Zeitz examined the creation and enactment of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society legislation.

    231 views
  • QA with Joshua Zeitz
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    Q&A with Joshua Zeitz

    Politico Magazine contributing editor Joshua Zeitz talked about his book, Building the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson’s White House, about the members of President Johnson’s staff who helped…

    859 views
  • emPrisoners of Hopeem
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    Prisoners of Hope

    In Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Limits of Liberalism, author Randall Bennett Woods talked about the impact of President Lyndon B. Johnson through his efforts in the…

    173 views
  • emThe President  January 1968em
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    The President - January 1968

    The White House Naval Photographic Unit filmed the January 1968 activities of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The film shows President Johnson preparing for and delivering his January 17, 1968…

    263 views
  • emThe President  December 1967em
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    The President - December 1967

    This film reported on the activities of President Lyndon B. Johnson in December 1967. It included scenes of the White House wedding of the president’s daughter Lynda to Charles Robb, bill-signing…

    256 views
  • emThe Kennedy Assassination  24 Hours Afterem
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    The Kennedy Assassination - 24 Hours After

    Steven Gillon talked about his book The Kennedy Assassination - 24 Hours After: Lyndon B. Johnson’s Pivotal First Day as President (Basic Books; (October 6, 2009). In his book Professor…

    2,308 views
  • President Johnson on the Vietnam War
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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Lyndon B. Johnson explained and defended his Vietnam War policies in a November 17, 1967, White House press conference in the East Room, which was carried live by radio and…

    441 views
  • emThe President June 1967em
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    The President, June 1967

    This U.S. Naval Photographic Center film reports on the activities of President Lyndon Johnson through the month of June 1967. Events included the Six-Day War in the Middle East, nomination…

    459 views
  • US Diplomacy and Counterinsurgency Policy in Vietnam
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    U.S. Diplomacy and Counterinsurgency Policy in Vietnam

    Steve Young, a former adviser who helped coordinate civilian and military programs during the Vietnam War, talked about how the conflict in Southeast Asia evolved over time and the role that…

    737 views
  • QA with Robert Caro
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    Q&A with Robert Caro

    Robert Caro talked about talks about, “On Power,” his audio project on the evolution and exercise of political power in America. He also talked about the progress he is making on the next…

    3,948 views
  • emThe Presidentem
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    The President

    This film reports on the activities of President Lyndon Johnson in the month of December 1966. President Johnson met with Mexico’s President at the border, awarded a Medal of Honor, hosted…

    227 views
  • Johnson 1964 Election Eve Program
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    Johnson 1964 Election Eve Program

    A program produced for the 1964 campaign of President Lyndon Johnson. Aired on national television on the eve of the general election, the program begins with remarks by President Johnson’s…

    126 views
  • Freedom of Information Act 50th Anniversary
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    Freedom of Information Act 50th Anniversary

    Tom Blanton talked about the history of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), signed by President Johnson on July 4, 1966. Mr. Blanton shared examples of FOIA documents and argued that the…

    536 views
  • emThe President July 1966em
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    The President: July 1966

    This program begins with President Johnson relaxing at his ranch in Texas for the Independence Day holiday and concludes with the president negotiating to end a machinist’s strike that shut…

    299 views
  • Vietnam War Commanders in Chief
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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…

    466 views
  • Medal of Honor Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans
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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans

    President Johnson awarded the Medal of Honor to five veterans of the Vietnam War: Chaplin Angelo J. Liteky, Captain James Allen Taylor, Sergeant Sammy Lee Davis, Specialist Dwight Hal…

    576 views
  • President Johnson Vietnam War Press Conference
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    President Johnson Vietnam War Press Conference

    President Johnson briefed reporters and responded to questions on the Vietnam War. He responded to questions on force levels and increased tensions in Vietnam, and reflected on his four…

    882 views
  • emThe President November 1967em
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    The President: November 1967

    This film reports on President Lyndon Johnson’s activities in November 1967. Scenes included the arrival of King Mahendra of Nepal, the signing of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, and a…

    303 views
  • emShowcase for the Nationem
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    Showcase for the Nation

    This 1968 documentary tells the story of Lady Bird Johnson’s beautification program. The program focused on improving neglected areas of the nation’s capital by planting trees and flowers,…

    154 views
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