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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…

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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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    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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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    Q&A with Betty Caroli

    Historian Betty Boyd Caroli talked about her book Lady Bird and Lyndon, in which she looks at the marriage and political partnership between Lady Bird and President Lyndon Johnson.

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    Book Discussion on 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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    First Lady Lady Bird Johnson

    Cokie Roberts and Betty Boyd Caroli talked about the life and influence of first lady Lady Bird Johnson and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her business career, becoming a…

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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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    Book Discussion on 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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    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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    Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Joseph Califano and Kent Germany participated in an American History TV roundtable on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The program featured White House recordings of President Lyndon Johnson.

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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 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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    White House Family Memories

    Jenna and Barbara Bush, Steve Ford, and Lynda Johnson Robb shared personal family memories of their time in the White House. They also talked about what it is like to grow up as a child of a…

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    Presidential Libraries of Texas

    Staff members from the three presidential libraries based in Texas talked about their collections documenting the White House years of Lyndon B. Johnson, George Bush, and George W. Bush.

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    Book Discussion on The Fierce Urgency of Now

    Julian Zelizer talked about his book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for The Great Society, about the importance of Congress to President Johnson’s initiatives…

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    Selma, Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson

    Clarence Lusane, author of The Black History of the White House, talked about the relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson in light of the feature film…

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