LBJ

LBJ Press Conference - April 1964

April 23, 1964 – An LBJ Press Conference – Past Daily Reference Room: Presidents Being Presidential

Does a world of good: Become a Patron! An LBJ Press conference. Typical of the time; typical of most every press conference up until the contentious ones during the end of the Nixon Administration. Civility, decorum and a President being Presidential. Here’s an excerpted text of the opening statement before...

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

February 7, 1964 – The State Department Holds A Press Conference: The Subject Is Gitmo

On a day where crises were popping up seemingly everywhere, the focus on this February 7th in 1964 was the flare-up of bad relations with Cuba and threats by the Castro regime against our military base at Guantanamo. The flap began over the seizing of four Cuban fishing trawlers off...

October 16, 1964 – An Absence Of Nikita – Shakeup In The Kremlin

Become a Patron! The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many believed to be a bloodless coup on the parts of hardliners. Afraid that Khruschev was getting a little too soft toward the West,...

Harlem - July 1964

July 24, 1964 – Harlem And The Long, Hot Summer – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Fifty-five years ago, on July 24, 1964 Harlem was in the process of sweeping up smashed windows, putting out fires and generally recovering from the events only a few days before. A series of events which would be repeated to the point where the days after June...

Equal Pay In the Workforce 1964

Equal Pay In The Workplace – Mary Keyserling On Passage of The Equal Pay Bill In 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

It’s interesting to note that, fifty-five years ago, Congress passed a piece of legislation, first brought about by President Kennedy and then completed by President Johnson, that called for Equal Pay in the Workplace. Well . . .not exactly. The bill, passed in 1963 and enacted on June 11, 1964,...

Senator Ted Kennedy

March 6, 1966 – Senator Ted Kennedy On Meet The Press – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – Meet The Press – Senator Ted Kennedy – March 6, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 6, 1966 – it was a Sunday that year – and it was right in the middle of the Vietnam War. The war was escalating on a daily basis...

President Johnson - 1967

1967 – The View From Capitol Hill – Senator Mike Mansfield And The Johnson Era – Past Daily Reference Room

Issues and Answers – Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield – March 4, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1967 – a year of sweeping social change, primarily among the youth and countercultures. A year of turning corners and taking long, hard looks at our Foreign Policy among those on...