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    The LBJ Tapes: Defense Contracts

    We continue our series of President Lyndon Johnson’s calls from fifty years ago. In these February 1967 conversations, he discussed defense contracts, the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy,…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Vietnam War and CIA Operations

    From February 1967, President Lyndon Johnson discussed the war in Vietnam, CIA operations, and a judicial appointment supported by Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen.  Also,…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Vietnam War and Soviet Consulates

    President Lyndon Johnson talked to cabinet members, key advisers and the leaders of the Senate about the war in Vietnam, whether to release impounded highway funds and a pending treaty with…

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    1969 State of the Union Address

    President Lyndon Johnson delivered his final State of the Union Address to Congress on January 14, 1969, less than a week before the inauguration of his successor, Republican Richard Nixon.…

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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…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Labor Issues

    President Johnson’s calls with Labor Secretary Willard Wirtz; AFL-CIO President George Meany; and United Auto Workers Union President Walter Reuther. Topics include a minimum wage bill; strikes…

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    President Johnson's 1964 Acceptance Speech

    President Lyndon B. Johnson accepted the Presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on August 27th, 1964. In his speech, President Johnson outlined the goals…

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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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    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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    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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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Lyndon B. Johnson held a news conference about the war in Vietnam and announced a large increase in American forces.

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    Howard University Commencement Address

    President Lyndon B. Johnson gave the commencement address to the 1965 graduating class of Howard University. In the speech, which was delivered two months before he signed the Voting Rights…

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    LBJ Tapes: December 1963

    President Lyndon Johnson’s December 1963 calls, in the early days of his presidency. President Lyndon Johnson continued to work with, and sometimes against, Congress on passage of President John…

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    LBJ Tapes: Legislative Strategies

    President Lyndon Johnson’s December 1963 calls, in the early days of his presidency. President Johnson strategized about legislation including the Civil Rights, tax and cotton bills, with members of…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Kennedy Assassination

    President Johnson’s November 1963 calls from shortly after the assassination of President Kennedy. President Johnson reached out to cabinet members, a prominent member of the media, and civil rights…

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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Johnson spoke about the conflict in Vietnam and the U.S. policy regarding the region. Entitled “Peace Without Conquest,” the address attempted to explain why Southeast Asia was of…

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    Voting Rights Address

    President Johnson spoke to a joint session of Congress regarding the voting rights of all Americans. He focused on the denial of equal rights to African-Americans and stressed that all…

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