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Highlights of LBJ's Telephone Conversations:
January 1966 - March 1966

HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS APPEAR IN BOLD PRINT

 

Citation No.: 9414
Speaker: BILL MOYERS
Tape: WH6601.01             Program No.: 14
Length: 3:17

Date: 01/04/1966
Time: ?
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "BILL MOYERS AND POTUS"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; TIME NOT LISTED ON SLIP; DAILY DIARY LISTS CALLS WITH MOYERS AT 6:26P AND 6:34P

Topics: MOYERS REPORTS ON LATEST EMPLOYMENT FIGURES; LBJ TELLS MOYERS THAT GEORGE BROWN BELIEVES ACTION BY WILLARD WIRTZ PRECIPITATED STEEL INDUSTRY DECISION TO ADJUST PRICES; LBJ ASKS MOYERS TO ATTEND MEETING WITH BRUCE BIOSSAT, TEASES MOYERS ABOUT HIS ABSENCE


Citation No.: 9429
Speaker: ROY WILKINS
Tape: WH6601.03             Program No.: 3
Length: 15:23

Date: 01/05/1966
Time: 4:55p
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: WILKINS THANKS LBJ FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT, PRAISES GREAT SOCIETY SPEECH; LBJ'S CONCERNS ABOUT BUDGET, FUNDING NEW PROGRAMS; CONGRESSIONAL CRITICISM OF GREAT SOCIETY; COMMUNITY ACTION; WILKINS PRAISES HEAD START; OVERSEAS HEAD START PROGRAM; ROBERT WEAVER


Citation No.: 9458
Speaker: NELSON ROCKEFELLER
Tape: WH6601.05             Program No.: 1
Length: 10:14

Date: 01/07/1966
Time: 1:01P
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; ROCKEFELLER ON HOLD 0:20

Topics: ROCKEFELLER ASKS LBJ TO DECLARE NYC DISASTER AREA, REQUESTS SMALL BUSINESS LOANS, VETERANS LOAN GUARANTEES, OEO HELP FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY TRANSIT STRIKE; LBJ SUGGESTS OTHER METHODS BE STUDIED BEFORE ISSUING DISASTER DECLARATION; STRIKE NEGOTIATIONS; RFK


Citation No.: 9460
Speaker: WILLARD WIRTZ
Tape: WH6601.05             Program No.: 3
Length: 7:55

Date: 01/07/1966
Time: 1:15P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Topics: LBJ REPORTS ON CALL FROM NELSON ROCKEFELLER REQUESTING FEDERAL DISASTER AID FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY NYC TRANSIT STRIKE, TELLS WIRTZ TO CONTACT OEP, SMALL BUSINESS AND VETERANS ADMINISTRATIONS, CONGRESSMEN ABOUT POSSIBLE AID; NEW YORK STATE POLITICS; RFK


Citation No.: 9522
Speaker: DEAN RUSK
Tape: WH6601.10             Program No.: 1
Length: 7:18

Date: 01/21/1966
Time: 11:01A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Topics: RUSK READS STATEMENT HE WILL MAKE AT HIS UPCOMING PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT CURRENT AND PAST VIETNAM PEACE EFFORTS, BOMBING HALT, LACK OF RESPONSE FROM HANOI; LBJ SUGGESTS STRONGER LANGUAGE ON HANOI'S DECISION TO CONTINUE AGGRESSION, NEED TO RESUME BOMBING


Citation No.: 9526
Speaker: DWIGHT EISENHOWER
Tape: WH6601.10             Program No.: 5
Length: 6:14

Date: 01/21/1966
Time: 1:15P
Other Speakers: OFFICE SECRETARY; OFFICE CONVERSATION
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; EISENHOWER ON HOLD 0:30; OFFICE CONVERSATION PRECEDES CALL; DAILY DIARY INDICATES LBJ IS MEETING WITH THOMAS MANN AT TIME OF CALL; LBJ ASKS SECRETARY TO "TAKE THIS"

Topics: EISENHOWER ASKS FOR BRIEFING ON US POLICY ON UK EMBARGO OF RHODESIA; LBJ SUGGESTS ANDREW GOODPASTER BRIEF EISENHOWER ON RHODESIA AND VIETNAM, DISCUSSES HIS FUTURE PLANS FOR GOODPASTER; EISENHOWER PRAISES GOODPASTER; EISENHOWER'S RECOVERY


Citation No.: 9601
Speaker: EUGENE MCCARTHY
Tape: WH6602.01             Program No.: 1
Length: 4:33

Date: 02/01/1966
Time: 9:20A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: A-SAN

Comments: CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: LBJ TEASES MCCARTHY, DISCUSSES MCCARTHY'S CONCERNS ABOUT BOMBING IN VIETNAM AND SUGGESTS MAXWELL TAYLOR BRIEF MCCARTHY ABOUT VIETNAM; TAYLOR'S PAST ROLE IN VIETNAM POLICY; EFFECT OF CONGRESSIONAL CRITICISM OF VIETNAM POLICY ON HO CHI MINH, NORTH VIETNAM


Citation No.: 9602
Speaker: EUGENE MCCARTHY
Tape: WH6602.01             Program No.: 2
Length: 6:45

Date: 02/01/1966
Time: 9:20A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

Topics: EFFECT OF CONGRESSIONAL, PRESS CRITICISM ON NORTH VIETNAM; CONSULTATION WITH JAMES GAVIN; LBJ'S EFFORTS TO SEEK PEACE, OPPOSITION TO OVERTHROW OF DIEM; IMPROVEMENT IN STABILITY OF SOUTH VIETNAM GOVT, POSSIBLE ELECTIONS; INFLUENCE OF NYT; STATE DEPT LEAKS


Citation No.: 9603
Speaker: MAXWELL TAYLOR
Tape: WH6602.01             Program No.: 3
Length: 9:03

Date: 02/01/1966
Time: 9:33A
Place: MANSION
Other Speakers: TELEPHONE OPERATOR
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: LBJ ASKS TELEPHONE OPERATOR TO PLACE CALL TO MAXWELL TAYLOR THEN HANGS UP; CALL IS CONNECTED 1:45 LATER; RECORDING ENDS BEFORE CONVERSATION IS OVER

Topics: LBJ ASKS MAXWELL TAYLOR TO BRIEF EUGENE MCCARTHY ON VIETNAM BOMBING, DISCUSSES IMPORTANCE OF BOMBING; CONGRESSIONAL, PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO BOMBING; USSR AMBASSADOR'S REQUEST FOR BOMBING HALT EXTENSION; LACK OF RESPONSE FROM NORTH VIETNAM; DIEM


Citation No.: 9607
Speaker: ORVILLE FREEMAN
Tape: WH6602.01             Program No.: 7
Length: 15:50

Date: 02/02/1966
Time: 10:01A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: 0:28 MACHINE NOISE PRECEDES CALL; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: FREEMAN DISCUSSES LBJ'S MEETING WITH B. K. NEHRU, UN APPEAL FOR WORLD FOOD AID FOR INDIA; LBJ DISCUSSES NEED FOR INDIAN SELF-HELP, CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL OF FOOD AID, WORLD FOOD AID, INDIAN CRITICISM OF VIETNAM POLICY; INDIRA GANDHI VISIT; PAKISTAN


Citation No.: 9623
Speaker: LARRY O'BRIEN
Tape: WH6602.02             Program No.: 15
Length: 11:19

Date: 02/05/1966
Time: 8:27A?
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: TIME FROM WH OPS LOGS; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

Topics: NEED TO IMPROVE LOBBYING EFFORTS FOR COMMUNITY RELATIONS, SMALL BUSINESS LEGISLATION; MANSFIELD'S REPORT ON VIETNAM; WILLIAM FULBRIGHT, SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE HEARINGS ON VIETNAM POLICY; LBJ COMPARES SAM RAYBURN, CURRENT CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS


Citation No.: 9649
Speaker: DEAN RUSK
Tape: WH6602.05             Program No.: 10
Length: 10:42

Date: 02/20/1966
Time: 10:10A?
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; SLIP INCORRECTLY LISTS DATE AS 02/22/1966; CONTENT OF CONVERSATION INDICATES DATE IS 02/20/1966; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

Topics: RFK'S RECENT STATEMENT SUGGESTING VIET CONG BE INCLUDED IN SOUTH VIETNAM GOVT; CLARK CLIFFORD'S VIEWS ON POSSIBLE NEW CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION ON VIETNAM; PRESIDENTIAL WAR POWERS; MCNAMARA'S VIEWS ON LIMITING US OBJECTIVES IN VIETNAM, PESSIMISM ABOUT WAR


Citation No.: 9682
Speaker: LARRY O'BRIEN
Tape: WH6602.10             Program No.: 4
Length: 15:33

Date: 02/28/1966
Time: 8:53A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

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

Topics: HANDLING OF WAYNE MORSE'S AMENDMENT TO REPEAL TONKIN GULF RESOLUTION; POSSIBLE MOTION BY SENATE DOVES TO DECLARE WAR; NEED TO PASS FOREIGN AID BILL; TAX BILL; RFK'S VIEWS ON COALITION GOVT WITH VIET CONG; COMPARISON WITH LAOS SETTLEMENT; RECENT POLLS


Citation No.: 9683
Speaker: LARRY O'BRIEN
Tape: WH6602.10             Program No.: 5
Length: 7:55

Date: 02/28/1966
Time: 8:53A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

Topics: SENATE CRITICISM OF VIETNAM POLICY; RFK'S VIEWS ON VIETNAM; O'BRIEN'S COMPARISON OF RFK, JFK; POSITIVE REACTION TO O'BRIEN'S VIETNAM SPEECH; LBJ TELLS O'BRIEN TO TALK TO DIRKSEN, MANSFIELD ON PASSING VIETNAM BILLS, HANDLING WAYNE MORSE AMENDMENT; TAX BILL


Citation No.: 9802
Speaker: MIKE MANSFIELD
Tape: WH6603.01             Program No.: 2
Length: 3:52

Date: 03/01/1966
Time: 9:42A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "RE HANDLING OF THE MORSE AMENDMENT TO RESCIND THE PRESIDENT'S AUTHORITY IN VIETNAM"

Topics: LBJ DISCUSSES HIS TALK WITH RICHARD RUSSELL ON HANDLING OF WAYNE MORSE'S AMENDMENT TO RESCIND TONKIN GULF RESOLUTION, EXPRESSES HIS CONCERN THAT MOTION TO TABLE AMENDMENT MIGHT IMPLY DILUTION OF RESOLUTION AND UNDERMINE HIS AUTHORITY AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF


Citation No.: 9812
Speaker: HUBERT HUMPHREY
Tape: WH6603.01             Program No.: 12
Length: 15:15

Date: 03/02/1966
Time: 6:05P
Other Speakers: OFFICE NOISE
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"; OFFICE NOISE PRECEDES CALL; HHH APPARENTLY ON HOLD 2:15; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: HHH REPORTS ON MEETING WITH SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS ON FOREIGN AID PROGRAM, HHH'S RECENT TRIP, VIETNAM PEACE EFFORTS, VIET CONG, COMMUNISTS' ROLE IN WAR; COMMENTS BY WILLIAM FULBRIGHT, ALBERT GORE, SR., JOSEPH CLARK, EUGENE MCCARTHY


Citation No.: 9831
Speaker: GEORGE AIKEN
Tape: WH6603.02             Program No.: 13
Length: 12:11

Date: 03/04/1966
Time: 9:02A
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "TO GET HIS REACTION ON STANLEY TUPPER"; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

Topics: APPOINTMENTS FOR NEW ENGLAND REPUBLICANS; MCNAMARA'S MEETING WITH SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE; INCREASED PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR HAWK POSITION; LODGE'S REPORT ON PROGRESS, MORALE IN VIETNAM; USSR AND BOMBING PAUSE; AIKEN'S TRIP TO CAMBODIA


Citation No.: 9845
Speaker: WILLARD WIRTZ
Tape: WH6603.03             Program No.: 8
Length: 11:16

Date: 03/07/1966
Time: 12:15P
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "RE UNEMPLOYMENT STATISTICS"; "SUMMARIZED"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

Topics: LBJ DISCUSSES ANNOUNCEMENT OF DROP IN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, NEED TO EMPHASIZE HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT OF NEGROES, YOUTH AND CREATION OF JOBS FOR NEW WORKERS; CONCERNS ABOUT INFLATION; NEED FOR MORE VOCATIONAL TRAINING; POSSIBILITY OF HIRING WOMEN, RETIREES


Citation No.: 9866
Speaker: HENRY "JOE" FOWLER
Tape: WH6603.05             Program No.: 9
Length: 14:06

Date: 03/09/1966
Time: 7:26P
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "RE HILL HEARINGS FINANCE CMTE"; CONTINUES FROM 2 PREVIOUS PNOS; TELETYPE AUDIBLE AT TIMES

Topics: CONTINUED DISCUSSION OF UPCOMING CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEETING ON TAX BILL; FOWLER COMPLAINS ABOUT SENATE WHIPS; LBJ DISCUSSES LACK OF EFFECTIVE SENATE ORGANIZATION COMPARED WITH WHEN HE WAS MAJORITY LEADER; TACTICS FOR SENATE PASSAGE OF CONFERENCE REPORT


Citation No.: 9895
Speaker: NICHOLAS KATZENBACH
Tape: WH6603.08             Program No.: 1
Length: 15:41

Date: 03/17/1966
Time: 10:02P
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

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

Topics: RFK'S REQUEST TO KATZENBACH TO BE ASKED TO MEETINGS; LBJ'S VIEWS ON DNC, CAMPAIGN FINANCES; LBJ'S RELATIONSHIP WITH KENNEDYS; 1964 VP SELECTION, NY SENATE RACE; UPCOMING ELECTIONS; LBJ AND BAY OF PIGS, CUBAN MISSILE CRISES; RFK'S RECENT VIETNAM SPEECH


Citation No.: 9918
Speaker: DEAN RUSK
Tape: WH6603.09             Program No.: 11
Length: 5:11

Date: 03/28/1966
Time: 4:44P
Place: MANSION
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Topics: LBJ DISCUSSES HIS MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI ON INDIA'S FOOD CRISIS; GANDHI'S APPARENT LACK OF SENSE OF URGENCY ABOUT FOOD SITUATION; LBJ EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT BUDDHIST CRISIS IN VIETNAM, EFFECT OF CRISIS ON US MILITARY