The Presidency / The Secret White House Tapes

LBJ Orders Some New Haggar Pants

President Lyndon Johnson explains his special requirements for pants [Note: Recording may not be appropriate for younger audiences]

Why didn't Nixon burn the tapes ?

Nixon on the phone

Listen as Nixon hears about the leak of the Pentagon Papers for the first time 

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The Johnson Treatment

In this 1963 phone conversation, Lyndon Johnson berates Rep. Albert Thomas

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lbj and mlk

Just a few days after taking power, President Johnson discusses the difficulties of inheriting a presidency without warning

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Kennedy

Listen to a secret JFK meeting in which he discusses his goal to land a man on the moon within the decade

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