The Presidency

Celebrating the LBJ telephone tapes

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May 20, 2021

Melody Barnes, Michael Beschloss, Brian Williams, Mark Lawrence

In honor of the LBJ Presidential Library’s 50th anniversary this month, join us for an evening discussing the extraordinary telephone conversations President Johnson recorded in the White House, which offer an unparalleled peek into his presidency. Scholar Melody Barnes, presidential historian Michael Beschloss, and MSNBC anchor Brian Williams will join Dr. Mark Lawrence, Director of the LBJ Library, in conversation. This event will mark the launch of a new web initiative—a partnership between the Miller Center and the LBJ Library—to make the telephone tapes more accessible and comprehensible.