Tagged: LBJ

Before The Honeymoon Was Over – January 24, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 24, 1961 Four days after his Inaugural and six days before his first State of The Union, President Kennedy was already presented with a full plate of crises, this January 24th in 1961. Moscow‘s gesture at returning captured U.S....

President Johnson - 1964

January 21, 1964 – The Great Blizzard Of ’64 – Burning Midnight Oil On Capitol Hill – Looking At The Run To The White House

Sadly, not all January 21st’s in history can be celebratory affairs. Not every January 21st can have eloquent speeches, profound poetry or gifted song. No. Some 21st days of January can be just dull and painful and endless treadmills in history. Take, for example, January 21st, 1964. The White House...

Election Night 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1964 Election Night Another election night – this one from 1964. Another election with surprises and another election that repudiated a hijacked political party. Barry Goldwater went down to a resounding defeat and, like this recent election, had caused an enormous amount...

1960 Democratic Convention Preview – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1960 Democratic Convention Preview I keep forgetting that, prior to the past few Presidential elections, nominating conventions were still something of a horse race and that the air at these gatherings was, not only thick with smoke, but also thick with drama....

Living On The Edge – July 27, 1965 – The War In Vietnam – The War On Poverty

Click on the Link: News for July 27, 1965 Living on the edge in 1965. A lot was hanging in the balance for this 27th day in July, 1965. President Johnson was meeting with Democratic Congressional leaders this particular morning for a consensus on the situation in Vietnam. At issue...

LBJ Signs The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 – July 2, 1964

And lest we all forget – this day, forty-eight years ago, was a significant turn in American history when President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Hard fought and bitterly opposed by Southern Democrats, it was the one piece of legislation JFK had hoped would be...