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An LBJ Press Conference – May 30, 1968

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A Presidential Press Conference for this May 30th in 1968. President Johnson, mindful of his declaration in not seeking another term for the 1968 elections, was still confronted with the seemingly endless war in Vietnam. Joining him in this press...

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April 26, 1964 – LBJ: “Making A Step Toward A Peaceful World” – New York World’s Fair Opens.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: [https://s3.amazonaws.com/oildale/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/22154649/news-for-april-26-1964.mp3] LBJ and cause for cautious optimism, this April 26th in 1964. President Johnson announced a reduction in Nuclear arms, and Soviet Premier Khruschev announced the same. For the first time, the arms race had slowed to a crawl. LBJ hailed it...

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Death In Memphis – Day Of Rage – April 4-5,1968

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Robert F. KennedyAnnounces the death of Martin Luther King – April 4, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Death of Martin Luther King – The Aftermath – CBS Radio – April4-5, 1968 –...

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Soapy Goes To Africa – March 26, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Press – G. Mennen Williams – March 26, 1964 The ongoing turmoil/growing pains/strife that marked the African Independence Movement in the 1960s continues, to a degree, to this day. But in 1964 it was all pretty fresh. There was The...

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Trench Life During The War On Poverty – Sargent Shriver – March 22, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sargent Shriver – Meet The Press – March 23, 1964 This day in 1964 (a Sunday), Meet The Press had Sargent Shriver on as guest. As former head of The Peace Corps, he was tagged by President Johnson to head up the...

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Voting Rights – March 15, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player: LBJ -1965 Voting Right Bill – March 15, 1965 On this day forty-eight years ago, President Johnson addressed Congress over the issue of Voting Rights in connection with Civil Rights legislation he had introduced earlier. In the midst of heightened protests throughout...

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Confrontation On Capitol Hill – March 11, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player: March 11, 1966 -Confrontation On Capitol Hill As the War in Vietnam dragged on, support even among members of the Senate and House was flagging. When Secretary of State Dean Rusk went to Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations...

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Extended Forecast: Vietnam – Dark With Persistent Mayhem – February 28, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Pres – Russell Long – Feb. 28, 1965 As questions began to raise regarding our role in Southeast Asia, it was still early on in the game to see just where this excursion was heading. There was still majority support...

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“We Are Continuing A War Of Maneuver” – February 13, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 13, 1951 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....

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State Of The Union – 1965 – Lyndon Johnson – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  LBJ – State of The Union – 1965 This is the second State of The Union Address  by President Lyndon Johnson, delivered on January 4, 1965. His address for 1964 laid the groundwork for the sweeping changes he was proposing by declaring...