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    The LBJ Tapes: Kosygin Visit

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    President Lyndon Johnson’s calls about a visit to the UN by Soviet premier Alexi Kosygin and President Johnson’s efforts to set up a meeting. The President talks to Senate Foreign Relations…

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    The LBJ Tapes: June 1967

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    President Lyndon Johnson spoke with his advisors about fighting in the Middle East, a visit to the United Nations by Soviet Premier Kosygin and his efforts to set up a meeting and a pending…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Railroads Strike

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    President Lyndon Johnson talked about a threatened strike against the railroads and financial legislation with AFL-CIO President George Meany, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, and Senate…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Latin America Summit

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    President Lyndon Johnson talked about an upcoming summit in Latin America, a meeting with the Soviets about fishing rights, Vietnam and a threatened railroad strike. Participants included Sol Linowitz,…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Agricultural Issues

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    President Lyndon Johnson talked about the war in Vietnam, investigating the CIA, agriculture issues, and whether New York Democratic Senator Robert Kennedy will run for president. …

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    The LBJ Tapes: Vietnam and Latin America

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    President Lyndon Johnson discussed the war in Vietnam, legislation, and a summit about Latin America. Participants included Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Appointments

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    President Lyndon Johnson talked about appointments, the economy, foreign policy, and leaks to the press in calls with Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Senate Republican Leader Everett…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Vietnam Peace Proposals

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    President Lyndon Johnson discussed the war in Vietnam, including peace proposals from foreign leaders and from Senator Robert Kennedy. He also discussed an agreement with the Soviet Union about…

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    The LBJ Tapes: North Carolina Politics

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    President Lyndon Johnson discussed North Carolina politics and school desegregation, a government defense contract for Lockheed Martin and who should become the next attorney general.…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Defense Contracts

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Faces of the West

    This 1966 film includes footage of Lady Bird Johnson’s four day Beauty and Conservation Tour in September 1966 of California, Arizona, and New Mexico. The tour included visits to Point…

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    The LBJ Tapes: Labor Issues

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    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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    National Security and the Press

    Panelists talked about the public’s right to know versus the responsibility to protect classified information for national security. Participants included two former CIA directors and former editors of the New…

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    Presidents and Poverty

    Panelists talked about what presidents can do to combat poverty. Participants included a George W. Bush administration domestic policy adviser, the director of the LBJ Library, and journalists from the Washington…

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    Vietnam War and Photography

    Photographers Nick Ut and David Hume Kennerly spoke about their wartime work in Vietnam. Photographs were shown as the photographers recalled the stories behind the images and their impact on American views of the…

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    Political Polarization

    Former government officials, academics, and journalists talked about the causes of political polarization in America and the erosion of bipartisanship in government. Panelists included Haley Barbour, Mike McCurry,…

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    Presidential Coverage in the Digital Age

    A panel of journalists, editors and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign spokesperson talked about coverage of the presidency and politics in the digital age. They disagreed about the argument that current news…

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    Battle of Ia Drang

    Vietnam War veterans reflected on their wartime experiences during the Battle of Ia Drang, which journalists called the bloodiest confrontation of Vietnam. The November 1965 battle in the Ia Drang Valley was the…

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