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Speeches and other Media Uses by Lyndon B. Johnson,
36th President of the United States,
11/22/63 - 1/20/69

Russell D. Renka

Speeches:
    Pre-executive branch (1949 to 1/20/61)
    as Vice-President (1/20/61 to 11/22/63)
    as President (11/22/63 to 1/20/65)
    Full Presidential Term (1/20/65 to 1/20/69)
    Post-presidential (after 1/20/69)

Speeches -

    Pre-executive branch (1949 to 1/20/61):

7/05/60 - Lyndon B. Johnson announces candidacy for the presidency - 2:22 audio; source:  The History Channel Speeches & Video (broadband)

7/15/60 - Address to the 1960 Democratic National Convention, audio: source: 

    as Vice-President (1/20/61 to 11/22/63):

5/30/63 - Vice President Johnson's Remarks, Memorial Day, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 30, 1963; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - Remarks at Gettysburg on Civil Rights (May 30, 1963), audio mp3 and speech transcript; source: Miller Center of Public Affairs - Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches

    as President (11/22/63 to 1/20/65):

11/23/63 - Proclamation 3561- National Day of Mourning for President Kennedy, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

11/27/63 - President Johnson's Address Before a Joint Session of Congress, November 27, 1963, text only; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson; or LBJ Address to Joint Session of Congress, audio via RealPlayer; source:  LBJ Library's Streaming Audio-Video
            - Address to Joint Session of Congress (November 27, 1963), audio mp3 and speech transcript; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches;
            - Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress following the Death of President Kennedy, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

1/8/64 - President Johnson's Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 8, 1964; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson; or Audio at 40:35 from RealPlayer; source:  source:  LBJ Library's Streaming Audio-Video
            - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson
            - State of the Union Address (January 8, 1964), audio mp3 and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches

1/14/64 - Remarks to Leaders of Organizations Concerned With the Problems of Senior Citizens, video; source:

2/21/64 - Remarks at the Ninety Sixth Charter Day Observances, audio mp3 and speech transcript; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches

3/15/64 - Transcript of Television and Radio Interview Conducted by Representatives of Major Broadcast Services, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

3/23/64 - Remarks in Atlantic City at the Convention of the United Auto Workers, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

5/22/64 - Remarks at the University of Michigan, May 22, 1964 (announcing Great Society), text only;  source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - Remarks at the University of Michigan, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson
            -  May 22, 1964 - Remarks at the University of Michigan, audio mp3 and speech transcript; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches
            - Commencement Address at the University of Michigan, text with RealAudio clip; source:  American Experience The Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson PBS

7/2/64 - Radio and Television Remarks Upon Signing the Civil Rights Bill, July 2, 1964, text only; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - Radio and Television Remarks Upon Signing the Civil Rights Bill, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson
            -  July 02, 1964 - Remarks upon Signing the Civil Rights Bill, audio mp3 and speech transcript; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches;
            - Lyndon B. Johnson signs Civil Rights Act of 1964, 3:45 in audio and video; source:  The History Channel Speeches & Video

8/4/64 - Lyndon Johnson:  Gulf of Tonkin Incident, text only; source:  SCOM @ TAMU The Program in Presidential Rhetoric

8/5/64 - The Tonkin Gulf Incident (Department of State Bulletin), text only (not actually a LBJ oral, but this is in his first-person wording); source:  American Experience The Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson PBS

8/27/64 - Remarks Before the National Convention Upon Accepting the Nomination, August 27, 1964, text only; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - Lyndon B. Johnson - Address of the Honorable Lyndon B. Johnson Accepting the Nomination for the Presidency of the United States, text only; source: Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speeches at The American Presidency Project

10/9/64 - Remarks at a Fundraising Dinner in New Orleans, October 9, 1964, text only; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson
        - Speech at the Jung Hotel, New Orleans, audio mp3 and speech transcript; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches

11/19/64 - Statement by the President at a Cabinet Meeting: The Great Society, text; source: American Experience The Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson PBS

    Full Presidential Term (1/20/65 to 1/20/69):

1/4/65 - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 4, 1965, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson

1/20/65 - The President's Inaugural Address, January 20, 1965, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - The President's Inaugural Address, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

2/27/65 - State Department Memo: Anguish in North Vietnam, February 27, 1965, text only (not actually a LBJ oral, but this is in his first-person wording); source:  American Experience The Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson PBS

3/15/65 - Special Message to the Congress: The American Promise, March 15, 1965 (Voting Rights Address), text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - Special Message to the Congress- The American Promise, audio and text; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson
            - Speech Before Congress on Voting Rights, audio mp3 and speech transcript; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches
            - LBJ and Voting Rights, text and audio; source:  LBJ in the Oval Office
            - Lyndon Baines Johnson -- We Shall Overcome, text and audio mp3; source:  American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States and go to American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank
            - Lyndon B. Johnson Speech - "We Shall Overcome", text only; source:  The History Place - Great Speeches Collection

4/7/65 - Address at Johns Hopkins University: "Peace Without Conquest,", text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - Address at Johns Hopkins University- "Peace Without Conquest.", audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson
            - Why We Are in Vietnam (Johnson), text; source:  Index of -~hst306-documents from Professor Mark Kornbluh, HST 306 - United States History Since 1920

4/11/65 - Remarks in Johnson City, Texas, upon Signing the Elementary and Secondary Education Bill, April 11, 1965, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;

5/2/65 - Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Situation in the Dominican Republic, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

5/13/65 - Address to Members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists- The Challenge of Human Need in Viet-Nam, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

6/4/65 - Commencement Address at Howard University: "To Fulfill These Rights," June 4, 1965, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson
            - Remarks at the Howard University Commencement (June 4, 1965), audio mp3 and speech transcript; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches
            - LBJ and Equality of Outcome, text and audio; source:  LBJ in the Oval Office from History and Politics Out Loud
            - Howard University Commencement Address, text and RealAudio clip; source: American Experience The Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson PBS

6/25/65 - Address in San Francisco at the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Session of the United Nations, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

7/30/65 - Remarks With President Truman at the Signing in Independence of the Medicare Bill, July 30, 1965, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - Remarks With President Truman at the Signing in Independence of the Medicare Bill, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

8/6/65 - Remarks in the Capitol Rotunda at the Signing of the Voting Rights Act, August 6, 1965, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;

10/3/65 - Remarks at the Signing of the Immigration Bill, Liberty Island, New York, October 3, 1965, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;

10/22/65 - Remarks at the Signing of the Highway Beautification Act of 1965, October 22, 1965, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;

1/12/66 - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 12, 1966, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

1/10/67 - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 10, 1967, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            -  Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

1/27/67 - Remarks at the Signing of the Treaty on Outer Space, January 27, 1967, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;

6/19/67 - Address at the State Department's Foreign Policy Conference for Educators, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

11/21/67 - Remarks Upon Signing the Air Quality Act of 1967, November 21, 1967, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;

1/17/68 - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 17, 1968, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

3/31/68 - The President's Address to the Nation Announcing Steps To Limit the War in Vietnam and Reporting His Decision Not To Seek Reelection, March 31, 1968, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - The President's Address to the Nation Announcing Steps To Limit the War in Vietnam and Reporting His Decision Not To Seek Reelection, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson
            -  March 31, 1968 - Remarks on Decision not to Seek Re-Election, audio mp3 and speech transcript; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches
            - Lyndon B. Johnson announces he will not seek reelection; source:  The History Channel Speeches & Video (broadband)
            - President Johnson Speech - Not to Seek re-election, text and :56 second excerpt; source:  The History Place - Great Speeches Collection
            - Lyndon Baines Johnson - On Vietnam and Not Seeking Reelection, audio mp3, video; source:  American Rhetoric

4/4/68 - Statement by the President on the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

4/5/68 - Address to the Nation Upon Proclaiming a Day of Mourning Following the Death of Dr. King, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson

10/30/68 -  October 30, 1968 - Remarks on the Cessation of Bombing of North Vietnam; source:  Miller Center's American President - President Lyndon Baines Johnson

10/31/68 - The President's Address to the Nation Upon Announcing His Decision To Halt the Bombing of North Vietnam, October 31, 1968, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson

1/14/69 - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 14, 1969, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
            - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson
            - President Lyndon B. Johnson, 52 second audio excerpt in RealAudio or mp3; source:  Vincent Voice Library search on LBJ
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    Post-presidential speeches (after 1/20/69):

Remarks of President Johnson at the LBJ Library Dedication, May 22, 1971, text; source:  LBJ Library's Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson

Johnson on the Telephone :  **            Top

    The most comprehensive site is Telephone Conversations at Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.  Their Telephone Conversations Release Sample Audio Files contains 6 excerpts from early years.
    It may pay first to see excerpted selections at American RadioWorks from Steven Smith and Kate Ellis, White House Tapes - The President Calling with sections on Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.  The President Calling - Lyndon B. Johnson has four pages and topics, each with explanatory material on Johnson's unique method of telephone persuasion.  Included are "In-Depth Stories" on the wrenching November 1963 transition entitled The Sudden President; then comes The Road from Selma on 1965 emergence of the Voting Rights Act; then The Vietnam Dilemma (speaks for itself, with some of this from 1964 as Johnson publicly disavowed any intention to broaden American involvement there).
    Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program and History and Politics Out Loud also have many illuminating excerpts.
    Following are some leading examples of Johnson on the telephone from these four sources, itemized by date(s) of the events.

11/24-29/63 - Selected Telephone Conversations Concerning the Special Commission to Investigate the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (The Warren Commission), November 24-29, 1963; source:  LBJ in the Oval Office from History and Politics Out Loud

12/14/63 - LBJ explains his economic philosophy to CEA Chairman Walter Heller, an influential holdover from the Kennedy Administration; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

1/28/64 - LBJ on the Republican Party and what Democrats "stand for" with Senator Hubert Humphrey, audio; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

3/2/64 - LBJ and (National Security Advisor) McGeorge Bundy on Vietnam, audio; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

3/2/64 - LBJ Lectures (Secretary of Defense Robert )McNamara on Leaks re Vietnam, audio; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

3/28/64 - LBJ and Ralph Dungan on Women in Politics, with Liz Carpenter; audio; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

5/14/64 - LBJ on the Economic Opportunity Act to key Congressman Phil Landrum (D-Ga.), audio; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

5/27/64 - Johnson's Vietnam Anguish, May 27, 1964, audio;  source:  LBJ in the Oval Office from History and Politics Out Loud

7/23/64 - LBJ and Sen. Eastland of Mississippi (arch-enemy of civil rights) on the three civil rights workers murdered there in 1964; source: Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program

7/25/64 - Mayor Daley on the War on Poverty, audio; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

7/29/64 - LBJ Sells the War on Poverty to friend and skeptical Texas Democrat George Mahon; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

7/30/64 - War on Poverty and Racial Tension in the Urban North with Rep. Frank Smith of Mississippi (a rare Mississippi ally who sought to deemphasize racial politics), audio; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

11/5/64 - LBJ Compares the War on Poverty to the Abolition of Slavery, to Senator Joseph Clark (leading Democratic civil rights advocate, from Pennsylvania), audio; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

3/1/65 - Telephone Conversations Release Sample Audio Files - Adam Clayton Powell, mp3 or ram; source: Telephone Conversations at Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

3/15/65 - LBJ and Equality of Outcome on Voting Rights, text and audio;  source:  LBJ in the Oval Office from History and Politics Out Loud

3/23/65 - Lyndon B. Johnson Telephone Conversation With Gus Grissom and John Young Following the Orbital Flight of Gemini 3, text only; source:  The American Presidency Project Document Archive

8/18/65 - LBJ talks with John McCone about the civil disorders in Los Angeles (Watts), August 18, 1965; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program

12/24/65 - Mayor Daley of Chicago and the Community Action Program of the War on Poverty (as aspect of the War unloved by urban mayors, to say the least), audio; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

2/1/66 - LBJ, Eugene McCarthy, and Vietnam, 1966 conversation with the man who become the first to run against LBJ in 1968 as an antiwar candidate, audio; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Recordings Program in Transcript & Audio Highlight Clips

Press Conferences:        Top

All press conference transcripts are available from Presidential News Conferences by The American Presidency Project.

General Informational Sources:         Top

    Lyndon Baines Johnson Library - Selected Speeches of Lyndon Baines Johnson (all text only) and Streaming Audio-Video with a handful of selected speeches and conversational excerpts via RealPlayer.
    The Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University has Vincent Voice Library - LBJ.  Their U.S. Presidents of the Twentieth Century alphabetically lists every president for whom there are voice excerpts.
    American Experience The Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson PBS - Primary Sources has selected speeches, some with audio excerpts, plus documents and several telephone conversations from 1964.
    Presidential Audio-Video Archive - Lyndon B. Johnson from The American Presidency Project has 25 audio and video messages, including many of Johnson's major speeches.
    Miller Center of Public Affairs - Lyndon B. Johnson Speeches has 11 audio and speech transcript messages with brief explanatory material on each one.  Mother site is the Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Speech Archive.
        C-SPAN's American Presidents Life Portraits- Johnson has a variety of .ram files of and about Lyndon Johnson.

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