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Highlights from LBJ's Telephone Conversations:
April - July 1966
JFK Assassination Related Conversations,
October 1966

HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS APPEAR IN BOLD PRINT

 

Citation No.: 10029
Speaker: DEAN RUSK
Tape: WH6604.02        Program No.: 14
Length: 7:31

Date: 4/9/1966
Time: 9:48A
Place: LBJ RANCH
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: POOR SOUND QUALITY; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

Topics: DISCUSSION OF LBJ ATTENDING CEREMONY DEDICATING LINCOLN STATUE IN MEXICO CITY; SECURITY IN MEXICO CITY; NEED FOR SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TO QUELL BUDDHIST UPRISINGS ; CHURCHILL STATUE DEDICATION; LBJ'S CONCERN ABOUT VIETNAM ; AMBASSADORIAL APPOINTMENTS


Citation No.: 10046
Speaker: ARTHUR GOLDBERG
Tape: WH6604.03        Program No.: 16
Length: 6:45

Date: 4/22/1966
Time: 6:45P
Other Speakers: OFFICE NOISE; OFFICE SECRETARY
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: 1:54 OFFICE NOISE PRECEDES CALL; LBJ IS APPARENTLY LISTENING TO NBC TV NEWS AT TIME OF CALL; GOLDBERG IS DIFFICULT TO HEAR; LBJ ASKS OFFICE SECRETARY FOR COPY OF HENRY CABOT LODGE'S WEEKLY REPORT

Topics: LBJ ASKS GOLDBERG TO TALK TO PAULINE FREDERICK ABOUT STORY ON USSR PROPOSAL FOR PEACE TALKS IF US STOPS VIETNAM BOMBING; GOLDBERG'S OPPOSITION TO BOMBING CAMBODIA ; LBJ ASKS FOR NEW US INITIATIVES ON AFRICA, ARAB-ISRAELI DISPUTE; BILL DOUGLAS AND CHINA


Citation No.: 10050
Speaker: WILBUR MILLS
Tape: WH6604.04       Program No.: 3
Length: 15:29

Date: 4/27/1966
Time: 9:29A
Place: MANSION
Other Speakers: OFFICE CONVERSATION
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO; LBJ IS MEETING WITH BILL MOYERS AT TIME OF CALL

Topics: LBJ EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT SIZE OF 1967 FEDERAL DEFICIT, DISCUSSES INCREASED SPENDING ON VARIOUS PROGRAMS INCLUDING AGRICULTURE, HEALTH, EDUCATION, IMPACTED AREAS, GI BILL, NIH, CIVILIAN AND MILITARY PAY RAISES, WARNS OF NEED FOR FUTURE TAX INCREASES


Citation No.: 10106
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6605.01       Program No.: 6
Length: 15:59

Date: 5/7/1966
Time: 8:26A
Place: LBJ RANCH
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: MCNAMARA DISCUSSES IMPACT OF VIETNAM SPENDING ON FEDERAL BUDGET, GREAT SOCIETY; POSSIBLE TAX INCREASE; LBJ DISCUSSES INCREASED DEFICIT, LACK OF LIBERAL SUPPORT FOR NEW PROGRAMS, INCREASED APPROPRIATIONS FOR OTHER PROGRAMS, ECONOMY AND UPCOMING ELECTIONS


Citation No.: 10113
Speaker: JAMES WEBB
Tape: WH6605.02       Program No.: 1
Length: 15:25

Date: 5/10/1966
Time: 11:25P
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN AND ENDS BEFORE IT IS OVER

Topics: WEBB DISCUSSES CUTS IN SPACE FUNDING AND RESULTING PROBLEMS IN MEETING SPACE GOALS; SATURN ROCKET TESTS; LBJ DISCUSSES OVERRUNS IN DEFENSE AND SPACE BUDGETS, SUGGESTS WEBB DELAY SOME PAYMENTS; WEBB'S CONCERNS ABOUT NASA JOB CUTS; LBJ'S COMMITMENT TO SPACE


Citation No.: 10132
Speaker: WALTER REUTHER
Tape: WH6605.04       Program No.: 6
Length: 9:20

Date: 5/21/1966
Time: 12:39P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

Topics: REUTHER THANKS LBJ FOR TELEPHONE REMARKS TO UAW CONVENTION; DISCUSSION OF ANTIWAR DEMONSTRATION AT CONVENTION, BACKGROUND OF PROTESTERS; LBJ THANKS REUTHER FOR HIS WORK TO IMPROVE SOCIAL CONDITIONS, DISCUSSES NEED FOR LIBERALS TO SUPPORT GREAT SOCIETY


Citation No.: 10204
Speaker: RICHARD RUSSELL
Tape: WH6606.01       Program No.: 4
Length: 15:15

Date: 6/2/1966
Time: 8:05P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: A-SAN

Comments: "(GA)"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: CREATION OF SENATE CIA WATCHDOG SUBCOMMITTEE OF FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE; GEORGIA GOVERNOR'S RACE; UNFAVORABLE POLL ON VIETNAM; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ELECTION; CUBA AND USSR; COMPOSITION OF US FORCES IN VIETNAM, USE OF RESERVES; DRAFT REJECTEE TRAINING; LBJ TELLS JOKE ABOUT A MAN WHO MADE A SPEECH ABOUT SEX


Citation No.: 10205
Speaker: RICHARD RUSSELL
Tape: WH6606.01      Program No.: 5
Length: 10:04

Date: 6/2/1966
Time: 8:05P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN
Comments: "(GA)"; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

Topics: POSSIBLE VETO OF MILITARY, CIVILIAN PAY BILLS; APPROPRIATIONS BILLS; RUSSELL SUGGESTS LBJ IMPOUND FUNDS; IMPACTED AREAS SCHOOL AID; SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM; REA; INFLATION; COMMUNITY ACTION; MIDTERM ELECTIONS; DROP IN LBJ'S APPROVAL RATING; JOB CORPS


Citation No.: 10221
Speaker: EVERETT DIRKSEN
Tape: WH6606.03      Program No.: 7
Length: 7:59

Date: 6/9/1966
Time: 12:00P
Other Speakers: OFFICE CONVERSATION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: LBJ SPEAKS BRIEFLY WITH SOMEONE IN HIS OFFICE BEFORE TALKING WITH DIRKSEN

Topics: LBJ EXPRESSES IRRITATION ABOUT NEWS STORY THAT DIRKSEN RECOMMENDS BIPARTISAN CONFERENCE ON VIETNAM, DISCUSSES EXTENSIVE BRIEFINGS HE HAS PROVIDED CONGRESS AND CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IN CONTRAST WITH BRIEFINGS HE RECEIVED DURING EISENHOWER ADMINISTRATION


Citation No.: 10222
Speaker: MIKE MANSFIELD
Tape: WH6606.03       Program No.: 8
Length: 14:57

Date: 6/10/1966
Time: 8:45A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: STATUS OF BILLS; WAYNE MORSE, AIRLINE LABOR DISPUTE; DIRKSEN'S CALL FOR BIPARTISAN VIETNAM MEETING ; RICHARD HELMS AS REPLACEMENT FOR WILLIAM "RED" RABORN AS CIA DIRECTOR; CIA WATCHDOG COMMITTEE; MANSFIELD'S VIEWS ON VIETNAM; BOMBING PROGRAM; PEACE EFFORTS


Citation No.: 10254
Speaker: BIRCH BAYH
Tape: WH6606.05        Program No.: 7
Length: 15:08

Date: 6/23/1966
Time: 6:45P
Other Speakers: OFFICE NOISE
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: BAYH ON HOLD 2:14; SOUNDS OF TELETYPE PRECEDE CALL; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: BAYH ASKS ADVICE ON INDIANA DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM, POSSIBLE ANTI-VIETNAM SPEECH BY VANCE HARTKE; LBJ DISCUSSES HARTKE, DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S RECORD, NEED TO HONOR TREATY COMMITMENTS, REFERS TO LOUIS LUDLOW'S PEACE PETITION, PATRICK NUGENT'S BROTHER IN VIETNAM


Citation No.: 10266
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6606.06       Program No.: 1
Length: 12:05

Date: 6/28/1966
Time: 7:59A
Place: MANSION
Other Speakers: OFFICE NOISE
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: MCNAMARA ON HOLD 0:25; TV OR RADIO AUDIBLE IN BACKGROUND AT TIMES

Topics: MCNAMARA ASKS FOR AUTHORITY TO BOMB POL TARGETS IN HANOI, HAIPHONG; LBJ'S CONCERN ABOUT TIMING OF MISSION, USSR'S RESPONSE IF SOVIET TANKER HIT; EFFECTS OF BOMBING ON MILITARY EFFORT, MORALE OF US TROOPS; ENEMY MORALE AND MILITARY EFFORT IN SOUTH VIETNAM


Citation No.: 10270
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6606.06       Program No.: 5
Length: 3:45

Date: 6/28/1966
Time: 2:40P
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Topics: BOMBING OF POL TARGETS IN NORTH VIETNAM; LBJ SAYS HE WANTS IT MADE CLEAR THAT JCS HAVE CHOSEN TIME, MILITARY ASPECTS OF MISSION IN LIGHT OF PREVIOUS PRESS LEAKS; WASHINGTON STAR'S DEFERRAL OF RICHARD FRYKLUND STORY ON BOMBING; SOURCE OF LEAKS


Citation No.: 10291
Speaker: WILLIAM MCC. MARTIN
Tape: WH6606.07       Program No.: 18
Length: 8:25

Date: 6/30/1966
Time: 9:00A
Place: MANSION
Other Speakers: OFFICE NOISE
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO; TV OR RADIO AUDIBLE IN BACKGROUND AT END OF CALL

Topics: POSSIBLE DROP IN FEDERAL DEFICIT; LBJ DISCUSSES ADVICE HE HAS GIVEN FRIENDS NOT TO EXPAND BUSINESS TOO RAPIDLY; POSSIBILITY VIETNAM WAR MAY END SOONER THAN EXPECTED; MARIGOLD PEACE FEELER; SUCCESSFUL BOMBING MISSION YESTERDAY; CONCERNS ABOUT INFLATION


Citation No.: 10406
Speaker: WHITNEY YOUNG
Tape: WH6607.01       Program No.: 6
Length: 3:12

Date: 7/5/1966
Time: 3:48P
Place: LBJ RANCH
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

Topics: YOUNG ASKS FOR STATE, DOD CLEARANCE FOR TRIP TO VISIT WITH NEGRO TROOPS IN VIETNAM, SAYS CATHOLIC AND JEWISH LEADERS HAVE ALREADY VISITED TROOPS; LBJ SAYS HE WILL DISCUSS TRIP WITH MCNAMARA; LBJ'S RESPONSE TO PRESS QUESTION ABOUT BLACK POWER


Citation No.: 10414
Speaker: RICHARD DALEY
Tape: WH6607.02      Program No.: 5
Length: 14:12

Date: 7/19/1966
Time: 7:10P
Other Speakers: OFFICE NOISE
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: DALEY IS DIFFICULT TO HEAR; TV OR RADIO PLAYING IN BACKGROUND AT TIMES; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: DALEY'S FRUSTRATION WITH AGITATORS, GANGS BEHIND RIOTS IN CHICAGO, OTHER CITIES; HHH'S COMMENT ON NATIONAL GUARD USE IN CHICAGO; COMMUNIST INFLUENCE IN CIVIL RIGHTS, ANTIWAR MOVEMENTS; DALEY'S MEETING WITH MLK; NEED TO SUPPORT POLICE AND GUN CONTROL


Speaker: ABE FORTAS
Tape: K66.03 Program No.: 2
Length: 10:24

Date: 10/3/1966
Time: 8:16A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO; MUSIC AUDIBLE IN BACKGROUND

Topics: RICHARD HUGHES, JAMES ROWE AS DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL; RFK AND HARRIS POLL QUESTIONING WARREN COMMISSION REPORT; LEE RANKIN; POSSIBILITY OSWALD WANTED TO SHOOT LBJ; JFK'S CLOTHES MAY SHOW BULLET DIRECTION; US NEWS STORY ON RFK, ASSASSINATION RECORDS

 

Revised: May 17, 2006