• President Lyndon Baines Johnson 1966 State of the Union Address, 1/12/66. MP562.
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    President Lyndon Baines Johnson 1966 State of the Union Address, 1/12/66. MP562.

    Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union. January 12, 1966 Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the House and the Senate, my fellow Americans: I come before you tonight to report on the State of the Union for the third time. I come here to thank you and to add my tribute, once more, to the Nation’s gratitude for this, the 89th Congress. This Congress has already reserved for itself an honored chapter in the history of America. Our Nation tonight is engaged in a brutal and bitter conflict in Vietnam. Later on I want to discuss that struggle in some detail with you. It just…

  • LBJ’s ‘Passage of Power’: The Transformation of a ‘Legislative Genius’
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    LBJ’s ‘Passage of Power’: The Transformation of a ‘Legislative Genius’

    bjbjLULU JUDY WOODRUFF: And finally tonight, the unfolding drama of a political figure at a key turning point in American history. Gwen Ifill has our conversation. GWEN IFILL: Historian Robert Caro has spent nearly four decades telling the story of a single man, former President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The fourth hefty volume in his series of biographies is “The Passage of Power.” It covers the pivotal four years between 1960 and 1964, as Johnson rose from senator to vice president then, through the stunning tragedy of the Kennedy assassination, to president. And there is yet a fifth volume to come. Robert Caro joins me now. Thank you. ROBERT CARO, author:…