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Highlights from LBJ’s Telephone Conversations:
January –April 1968

HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS APPEAR IN BOLD PRINT

Citation No.:  12606

Speaker:  RICHARD DALEY

Tape:  WH6801.01        Program No.:  6

Length:  15:06

Date:  1/20/1968

Time:  10:05A

Place:  MANSION

Other Speakers:  LADY BIRD JOHNSON

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM B'RM 1-20-68"; "SUMMARIZED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; LBJ IS MEETING WITH LADY BIRD JOHNSON, MARVIN WATSON, ARTHUR KRIM AT TIME OF CALL; RECORDING ENDS BEFORE CONVERSATION IS OVER

 

Topics:  SUPPORT FOR LADY BIRD JOHNSON AFTER EARTHA KITT INCIDENT; DISTRIBUTION OF STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS; APPOINTMENT FOR BARRATT O'HARA; SARGENT SHRIVER'S POLITICAL AMBITION; OTTO KERNER; ILLINOIS POLITICS; DAN ROSTENKOWSKI; AGED CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS

 

Citation No.:  12608

Speaker:  ROBERT MCNAMARA

Tape:  WH6801.01        Program No.:  8

Length:  2:36

Date:  1/22/1968

Time:  8:27A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "CRASH OF B-52 NEAR GREENLAND CARRYING NUCLEAR WEAPONS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. PROPOSED NEWS RELEASE."; "SUMMARIZED"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  MCNAMARA REPORTS ON CRASH OF B-52 CARRYING NUCLEAR WEAPONS NEAR GREENLAND, PRESS RELEASE REGARDING CRASH, EFFECT ON DENMARK'S ELECTIONS, ATTACK ON KHE SANH; LBJ ASKS ABOUT PRESS REPORT ON HEAVY ENEMY CASUALTIES IN VIETNAM, LEAKS TO GEORGE WILSON

 


 

Citation No.:  12610

Speaker:  ROBERT MCNAMARA

Tape:  WH6801.01        Program No.:  10

Length:  8:01

Date:  1/24/1968

Time:  9:18A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "WHETHER HE SHOULD TESTIFY BEFORE ARMED SERVICES COM. MCNAMARA THOUGHT HE SHOULD SINCE CLIFFORD WOULD JUST HAVE TAKEN OVER AS SECY...ALSO ABOUT PUEBLO INCIDENT"; "YB"; "SUMMARIZED"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  QUESTION OF WHETHER MCNAMARA, PAUL NITZE OR CLARK CLIFFORD SHOULD TESTIFY AT SENATE ARMED SERVICES, APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEES; LBJ SAYS MCNAMARA SHOULD TESTIFY BUT RELAYS RICHARD RUSSELL'S CONCERNS; JOHN MCCLELLAN AND F-111B; CAPTURE OF USS PUEBLO

 

Citation No.:  12611

Speaker:  RICHARD DALEY

Tape:  WH6801.02        Program No.:  1

Length:  9:28

Date:  1/27/1968

Time:  10:58A

Place:  MANSION

Other Speakers:  HUBERT HUMPHREY

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "RELATIVE TO ROBERT KENNEDY - ALSO SHRIVER APPT TO FRANCE"; "1-29-68"; "FROM BEDROOM" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; HHH IS MEETING WITH LBJ AT TIME OF CALL; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  DALEY'S TALK WITH SARGENT SHRIVER ABOUT SHRIVER ACCEPTING AMBASSADORSHIP OR RUNNING FOR OFFICE; LBJ DISCUSSES WEST VIRGINIA POLL ON 1968 ELECTION, RFK; DALEY DISCUSSES 1948 CAMPAIGN, HIS RECENT TALK WITH RFK, EXPRESSES HIS SUPPORT OF LBJ, HHH

 

Citation No.:  12617

Speaker:  ROBERT MCNAMARA

Tape:  WH6801.02        Program No.:  6

Length:  11:22

Date:  1/31/1968

Time:  ?

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM PAUL 2/8/68"; "DAMAGE TO NUCLEAR SHIP, BATTLES-KAISANG, ATTACK ON OUR EMBASSY, RETALIATION..." DATE DETERMINED FROM CONTENT OF CALL; TIME UNCERTAIN; DAILY DIARY LISTS CALLS WITH MCNAMARA AT 7:24A, 7:38A; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  MCNAMARA REPORTS ON US NUCLEAR SUBMARINE ACCIDENT; DISCUSSION OF TET OFFENSIVE, KHE SANH AND POSSIBLE EFFECT ON PEACE TALKS; NEED FOR PRESS BRIEFINGS; LAST NIGHT'S MEETING WITH GERALD FORD, EVERETT DIRKSEN ON USS PUEBLO; BRIEFINGS BY MILITARY OFFICERS


Citation No.:  12702

Speaker:  JACK HORNER

Tape:  WH6802.01        Program No.:  2

Length:  13:40

Date:  2/5/1968

Time:  8:34A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM BEDROOM FEB 5 1968"; "SUMMARIZED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  HORNER ASKS ABOUT SOUTH KOREAN PRESS REPORT ON PANMUNJON TALKS ON USS PUEBLO; LBJ SAYS PRESS IS LYING, COMPLAINS ABOUT MARVIN KALB, DREW PEARSON COLUMN ON WILLIAM WESTMORELAND; TET OFFENSIVE; SOUTH KOREAN TROOPS IN VIETNAM; MCNAMARA'S STATEMENT ON PUEBLO

 

Citation No.:  12711

Speaker:  ROBERT MCNAMARA

Tape:  WH6802.01        Program No.:  10

Length:  7:38

Date:  2/12/1968

Time:  8:29A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM PAUL 2-12-68"; "SUMMARIZED"; "JUST GOT MESSAGE FROM WESTMORELAND...HE STATES CATEGORICALLY WANTS 6 BATTALIONS IMMEDIATELY…,YB"; "RE: TROOPS, CIVILIANS TO REPLACE SOME MILITARY"; "LISTENED TO YB" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT

 

Topics:  MCNAMARA SAYS WESTMORELAND HAS REQUESTED 6 MORE BATTALIONS IN VIETNAM; MCNAMARA'S OPPOSITION TO RESERVE CALL-UP FOR PERMANENT TROOP INCREASE; LBJ REVIEWS TALKS ON TROOP LEVELS IN EARLIER MEETINGS; MCNAMARA READS WESTMORELAND'S CABLE; CIVILIAN CONTRACTORS

 

Citation No.:  12716

Speaker:  CLARK CLIFFORD

Tape:  WH6802.02        Program No.:  3

Length:  6:28

Date:  2/14/1968

Time:  9:46A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "CC HAD CHANCE TO LOOK THROUGH FILE OF JACK CONNOR...; DATE, "LISTENED TO YB", INCORRECT TIME 9:16A WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; TV OR RADIO AUDIBLE; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  CLIFFORD'S REVIEW OF JACK CONNOR'S TRUST INSTRUMENT AS COMMERCE SECRETARY; QUESTION OF C. R. SMITH USING SIMILAR TRUST; CLIFFORD RECOMMENDS MAXWELL TAYLOR BE APPOINTED PFIAB CHAIRMAN; LBJ ASKS FOR CLIFFORD'S OBSERVATIONS OF ROBERT MCNAMARA, EARLE WHEELER


Citation No.:  12717

Speaker:  CLARK CLIFFORD

Tape:  WH6802.02        Program No.:  4

Length:  10:46

Date:  2/14/1968

Time:  9:46A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "CC HAD CHANCE TO LOOK THROUGH FILE OF JACK CONNOR...; DATE, "LISTENED TO YB" AND INCORRECT TIME 9:16A WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; TV OR RADIO AUDIBLE; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO; 0:24 MACHINE NOISE PRECEDES CALL

 

Topics:  LBJ'S CONCERNS ABOUT EARLE WHEELER'S ADVICE ON VIETNAM TROOP INCREASE; USS PUEBLO; US PLANE'S VIOLATION OF CHINESE AIRSPACE; CLIFFORD'S MEETING WITH ROBERT MCNAMARA ABOUT VIETNAM CRITICS; U THANT'S PEACE EFFORT; NORTH VIETNAMESE RESPONSE TO PEACE EFFORTS

 

Citation No.:  12722

Speaker:  DWIGHT EISENHOWER

Tape:  WH6802.02        Program No.:  9

Length:  3:31

Date:  2/19/1968

Time:  12:17P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "NUCLEAR WEAPONS & MINES & TYPES OF WARFARE USED IN VN"; "LISTENED TO BY YB", "TRANSCRIBED IN FULL YB" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  EISENHOWER DISCUSSES CABLE HE HAS RECEIVED FROM SCIENTISTS ABOUT USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN VIETNAM; LBJ DISCUSSES PRESS STORIES ON MATTER, CONFUSION CAUSED BY SCIENTISTS' VISIT TO VIETNAM TO STUDY BARRIER SYSTEM, MINES

 

Citation No.:  12723

Speaker:  DWIGHT EISENHOWER

Tape:  WH6802.02        Program No.:  10

Length:  4:33

Date:  2/19/1968

Time:  12:17P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "NUCLEAR WEAPONS & MINES & TYPES OF WARFARE USED IN VN"; "LISTENED TO BY YB", "TRANSCRIBED IN FULL YB" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ CONTINUES TO DISCUSS PRESS STORIES, SCIENTISTS' CABLE TO EISENHOWER ABOUT USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN VIETNAM; UNSUITABILITY OF USING TACTICAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN KHE SANH; LBJ OFFERS TO HAVE SCIENTISTS BRIEFED; LBJ'S VISIT WITH THE EISENHOWERS YESTERDAY


Citation No.:  12724

Speaker:  ROBERT MCNAMARA

Tape:  WH6802.03        Program No.:  1

Length:  2:38

Date:  2/19/1968

Time:  12:29P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM KENNY 2/21/68"; "RE ATTACK ON AUG 4 ALSO TONKIN GULF"; "OUGHT TO BE TRANSCRIBED"; "LISTENED TO YB" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING BELT; CONTENT OF CALL INDICATES DATE IS 2/19/1968; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  MCNAMARA DISCUSSES THE STATEMENT HE WILL MAKE AT SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE HEARINGS ABOUT 8/4/64 ATTACK IN TONKIN GULF; INTELLIGENCE REPORTS ABOUT THE ATTACK THAT REFUTE DOUBTS ABOUT WHETHER IT OCCURRED

 

Citation No.:  12728

Speaker:  ROBERT MCNAMARA

Tape:  WH6802.03        Program No.:  5

Length:  6:06

Date:  2/21/1968

Time:  8:52A?

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  A-SAN

 

Comments:  "FROM KENNY 2/21/68"; "LISTENED TO YB" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; "RE: FULBRIGHT AND GORE..."; TIME UNCERTAIN; DAILY DIARY LISTS CALL FROM MCNAMARA AT 8:29A AND 8:52A; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  MCNAMARA DISCUSSES HIS TESTIMONY ABOUT 8/4/64 TONKIN GULF ATTACK AT SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE; CRITICISM BY ALBERT GORE, SR., WILLIAM FULBRIGHT, EUGENE MCCARTHY; PRESS COVERAGE OF HEARINGS; U THANT'S PEACE PROPOSAL; EARLE WHEELER'S HEALTH

 

Citation No.:  12802

Speaker:  RICHARD RUSSELL

Tape:  WH6803.01        Program No.:  2

Length:  15:03

Date:  3/7/1968

Time:  4:10P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM BEDROOM 3-8-68"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ'S 3/6/68 MEETING WITH FULBRIGHT, MANSFIELD, HICKENLOOPER, AIKEN, AND SPARKMAN ON VIETNAM; FULBRIGHT'S VIEWS ON VIETNAM; SENATE DEBATE ON WAR; STUDY OF RESERVE CALL-UP, MORE TROOPS IN VIETNAM; VIETNAMESE DRAFT AGE; SENATE HEARINGS ON TONKIN GULF


Citation No.:  12804

Speaker:  DEAN RUSK

Tape:  WH6803.01        Program No.:  4

Length:  14:34

Date:  3/8/1968

Time:  10:35A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM BEDROOM 3-8-68"; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; RECORDING ENDS BEFORE CONVERSATION IS OVER

 

Topics:  LBJ'S 3/6/68 MEETING WITH FULBRIGHT, MANSFIELD, HICKENLOOPER, AIKEN, SPARKMAN; SENATE DEBATE ON VIETNAM YESTERDAY; LBJ'S TALK WITH RICHARD RUSSELL; AUGUST 1964 TONKIN GULF ATTACKS; NEED FOR MORE TROOPS; DOD BUDGET; NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY; RESERVE CALL-UP

 

Citation No.:  12812

Speaker:  RICHARD DALEY

Tape:  WH6803.02        Program No.:  4

Length:  15:18

Date:  3/13/1968

Time:  10:49P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "JUANITA"; "FROM BEDROOM 3-14-68"; "TRANSCRIBED BY CAROL CURRIE (1 COPY)"; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  DALEY'S TALK WITH RFK ABOUT RFK'S FUTURE, VIETNAM COMMISSION; LBJ SUGGESTS RFK MEET WITH CLARK CLIFFORD ON VIETNAM; RFK'S CRITICISM OF LACK OF SPENDING ON CITIES, KERNER COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS; NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY; LBJ'S MEETING WITH EDWARD KENNEDY

 

Citation No.:  12813

Speaker:  RICHARD DALEY

Tape:  WH6803.02        Program No.:  5

Length:  5:15

Date:  3/13/1968

Time:  10:49P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "JUANITA"; "FROM BEDROOM 3-14-68"; "TRANSCRIBED BY CAROL CURRIE (1 COPY)" TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ CONTINUES TO DISCUSS DALEY'S POSSIBLE RESPONSE TO RFK ON COMMISSION TO STUDY VIETNAM POLICY; HAWKS' CRITICISM OF VIETNAM POLICY; GOLD CRISIS; EFFECT OF US POLITICAL DIVISIVENESS ON PEACE EFFORTS; POSSIBLE RFK MEETING WITH CLARK CLIFFORD


Citation No.:  12814

Speaker:  RICHARD DALEY

Tape:  WH6803.02        Program No.:  6

Length:  3:42

Date:  3/13/1968

Time:  11:22P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "JUANITA"; "FROM BEDROOM 3-14-68"; "TRANSCRIBED BY CAROL CURRIE (1 COPY); TIME FROM DAILY DIARY

 

Topics:  DALEY SAYS RFK WILL MEET WITH CLARK CLIFFORD TOMORROW ON VIETNAM POLICY, DISCUSSES HIS TALK WITH RFK ABOUT EFFECT OF POSSIBLE RFK PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY ON DEMOCRATIC PARTY, DIFFICULTY IN DEFEATING PRESIDENT AT CONVENTION; DALEY EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR LBJ

 

Citation No.:  12817

Speaker:  RICHARD DALEY

Tape:  WH6803.02        Program No.:  7

Length:  12:23

Date:  3/15/1968

Time:  8:11A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "BEDROOM D. DALEY 3/14/68 OR 3/15"; CONTENT OF CALL INDICATES DATE IS 3/15/68; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; 0:15 MACHINE NOISE PRECEDES CALL; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; TV OR RADIO AUDIBLE AT TIMES

 

Topics:  DALEY'S TALK WITH RFK ABOUT RFK'S POSSIBLE CANDIDACY, COMMISSION ON VIETNAM POLICY; LBJ SAYS HE SHARES RFK'S CONCERNS ABOUT WAR, DISCUSSES PEACE EFFORTS, ENEMY LOSSES, GOLD CRISIS, CONGRESSIONAL INACTION ON CITIES; DALEY SAYS LBJ SHOULD TAKE OFFENSIVE

 

Citation No.:  12824

Speaker:  WALTER REUTHER

Tape:  WH6803.03        Program No.:  3

Length:  5:39

Date:  3/20/1968

Time:  8:36A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FR BEDROOM 3/20/68"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; RECORDING IS APPARENTLY INTERRUPTED AT TIMES AT BEGINNING OF CALL; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  REUTHER'S MEETING (WITH UAW BOARD?); LBJ DISCUSSES CHANGE IN ENEMY STRATEGY IN VIETNAM, US RESPONSE, PEACE EFFORTS, SAYS HE WILL WIN NOMINATION DESPITE PROBLEMS WITH ECONOMY, VIETNAM, MIDDLE EAST; SETBACK IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON OPEN HOUSING BILL


Citation No.:  12825

Speaker:  WALTER REUTHER

Tape:  WH6803.03        Program No.:  4

Length:  4:29

Date:  3/20/1968

Time:  8:36A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FR BEDROOM 3/20/68"; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ CONTINUES TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS IN VIETNAM; REUTHER EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR LBJ; LBJ DESCRIBES HIS ACHIEVEMENTS ON POVERTY RELIEF, EDUCATION, HEALTH, CIVIL RIGHTS AND DISCUSSES HIS SONS-IN-LAW'S SERVICE IN VIETNAM, PEACE EFFORTS

 

Citation No.:  12826

Speaker:  CLARK CLIFFORD

Tape:  WH6803.03        Program No.:  5

Length:  9:34

Date:  3/20/1968

Time:  8:44A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FR BEDROOM 3/20/68"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  CLIFFORD REPORTS ON CALL FROM MCGEORGE BUNDY ABOUT RFK, VIETNAM, BUNDY'S OFFER OF ASSISTANCE TO LBJ; JOHN LINDSAY'S CALL FOR WAR RESISTANCE; LBJ'S UPCOMING SPEECH; NEED FOR NEW PEACE PLAN BALANCED WITH MILITARY EFFORT; PERCEPTION OF LBJ AS WAR CANDIDATE

 

Citation No.:  12837

Speaker:  WILLARD WIRTZ

Tape:  WH6803.04        Program No.:  2

Length:  16:32

Date:  3/23/1968

Time:  10:41A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FR BEDROOM 3/23/68"; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO; RECORDING ENDS BEFORE CONVERSATION IS OVER

Topics:  ILLINOIS POLITICS; WIRTZ' RECENT SPEECH; LBJ'S CAMPAIGN STRATEGY; QUESTION OF WALTER REUTHER'S SUPPORT; LBJ'S SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL; BERKELEY BURRELL'S STATEMENT ON JOBS FOR NEGROES IN BUILDING TRADES; NEED FOR ADMINISTRATION TO SUPPORT LBJ; ESTHER PETERSON


Citation No.:  12839

Speaker:  LARRY O'BRIEN

Tape:  WH6803.04        Program No.:  4

Length:  5:55

Date:  3/23/1968

Time:  12:46P?

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FR BEDROOM 3/23/68"; TIME FROM WH OPS LOGS; SLIP AND DAILY DIARY LIST CALL AT 1:50P BUT CONTENT OF CALL INDICATES TIME IS EARLIER; CONTINUES ON NEXT 2 PNOS

 

Topics:  LBJ DISCUSSES EXISTING SUPPORT FOR HIS NOMINATION, ASKS O'BRIEN TO HEAD HIS CAMPAIGN; STANLEY STEINGUT AND NEW YORK POLITICS; INDIANA PRIMARY; ILLINOIS POLITICS

 

Citation No.:  12840

Speaker:  LARRY O'BRIEN

Tape:  WH6803.04        Program No.:  5

Length:  15:04

Date:  3/23/1968

Time:  12:46P?

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FR BEDROOM 3/23/68"; TIME FROM WH OPS LOGS; SLIP AND DAILY DIARY LIST CALL AT 1:50P BUT CONTENT OF CALL INDICATES TIME IS EARLIER; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO AND ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  LARRY O'BRIEN'S ROLE IN LBJ'S CAMPAIGN; JAMES ROWE'S ROLE; O'BRIEN SUGGESTS TERRY SANFORD BE INVOLVED IN CAMPAIGN; CALIFORNIA PRIMARY; STATUS OF LBJ'S CAMPAIGN; CHANGES IN US MILITARY LEADERSHIP, OEO; RFK CAMPAIGN; UPCOMING WISE MEN MEETING ON VIETNAM

 

Citation No.:  12841

Speaker:  LARRY O'BRIEN

Tape:  WH6803.04        Program No.:  6

Length:  11:03

Date:  3/23/1968

Time:  12:46P?

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FR BEDROOM 3/23/68"; TIME FROM WH OPS LOGS; SLIP AND DAILY DIARY LIST CALL AT 1:50P BUT CONTENT OF CALL INDICATES TIME IS EARLIER; CONTINUES FROM 2 PREVIOUS PNOS

 

Topics:  O'BRIEN DISCUSSES RFK CAMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN STRATEGY FOR LBJ; LBJ PRAISES O'BRIEN, SAYS HE NEEDS O'BRIEN'S HELP IN CAMPAIGN; JAMES ROWE'S ROLE; ROBERT WAGNER'S REQUEST FOR AMBASSADORSHIP; LBJ'S MEETING WITH TED SORENSEN; APPOINTMENT OF TERRY SANFORD, OTHERS


Citation No.:  12848

Speaker:  WILBUR MILLS

Tape:  WH6803.05        Program No.:  7

Length:  9:34

Date:  3/24/1968

Time:  5:19P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM KENNY, 3/26/68"; "TAX BILL"; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; RECORDING ENDS BEFORE CONVERSATION IS OVER

 

Topics:  LBJ MENTIONS HIS MANY PROBLEMS, REVIEWS CRITICISM OF HIS ADMINISTRATION AND HENRY "JOE" FOWLER'S CONCERNS ABOUT NATION'S ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, ASKS MILLS' VIEWS ON SENATE ACTION ON TAX BILL, SPENDING CUTS; MILLS RECOMMENDS SENATE ACTION NOW

 

Citation No.:  12853

Speaker:  ABIGAIL MCCARTHY

Tape:  WH6803.06        Program No.:  2

Length:  4:15

Date:  3/31/1968

Time:  10:11P

Place:  MANSION

Other Speakers:  LADY BIRD JOHNSON

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM BEDROOM 4-1-68"; "TRANSCRIBED"; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; POOR SOUND; MCCARTHY IS ALMOST INAUDIBLE; LADY BIRD JOHNSON IS MEETING WITH LBJ; LBJ PUTS MCCARTHY ON HOLD BRIEFLY; COMPOSITE RECORDING OF SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO DUPLICATE BELT DUE TO POOR SOUND

 

Topics:  MRS. MCCARTHY TELLS LBJ SHE IS OVERCOME WITH EMOTION FOLLOWING  LBJ'S

 SPEECH; LBJ THANKS HER, SAYS HE WILL WORK FOR PEACE; MRS. MCCARTHY REMINISCES WITH MRS. JOHNSON; MRS. JOHNSON REVIEWS LBJ'S DECISION, MENTIONS THEIR SONS-IN-LAW'S SERVICE IN VIETNAM

 

Citation No.:  12859

Speaker:  NELSON ROCKEFELLER

Tape:  WH6803.06        Program No.:  8

Length:  5:04

Date:  3/31/1968

Time:  11:59P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM BEDROOM 4-1-68"; "RE PRES.'S MARCH 31ST SPEECH" ; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; FINAL PORTION OF CITATION #12857 IS RECORDED AT BEGINNING OF THIS PNO; CITATION #12859 AND #12901 ARE SEPARATED BY SHORT UNRECORDED SEGMENT ON BELT

 

Topics:  ROCKEFELLER SAYS HE WAS SHOCKED BY LBJ'S SPEECH; LBJ SAYS HE HOPES SPEECH WILL GIVE ROCKEFELLER SOME THOUGHT, DISCUSSES HIS DECISION NOT TO SEEK RE-ELECTION, FUTURE PLANS, EFFORTS TO SEEK PEACE IN VIETNAM, MEETINGS WITH ROCKEFELLER'S BROTHERS


Citation No.:  12903

Speaker:  MIKE MANSFIELD

Tape:  WH6804.01        Program No.:  2

Length:  15:46

Date:  4/2/1968

Time:  2:10P

Place:  MANSION

Other Speakers:  CLARK CLIFFORD

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM BEDROOM 4-2-68"; "TRANSCRIBED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; CLARK CLIFFORD IS MEETING WITH LBJ AT TIME OF CALL; 0:15 MACHINE NOISE PRECEDES CALL

 

Topics:  MANSFIELD DISCUSSES CONCERNS ABOUT REPORTS OF BOMBING NORTH OF DMZ APPARENTLY IN CONFLICT WITH LBJ'S 3/31/68 SPEECH; LBJ DISCUSSES BOMBING RESTRICTIONS AND DELIBERATE VAGUENESS OF LANGUAGE IN SPEECH, BUT SAYS WE WILL NOT BOMB NORTH OF 20TH PARALLEL

 

Citation No.:  12908

Speaker:  IVAN ALLEN

Tape:  WH6804.01        Program No.:  6

Length:  2:54

Date:  4/4/1968

Time:  11:00P

Place:  MANSION

Other Speakers:  LADY BIRD JOHNSON

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "ALL SUMMARIZED YB"; LADY BIRD JOHNSON IS MEETING WITH LBJ AT TIME OF CALL

 

Topics:  ALLEN THANKS LBJ FOR HIS STATEMENT UPON DEATH OF MLK, REPORTS ON SITUATION IN ATLANTA; LBJ'S CALL TO CORETTA SCOTT KING; RIOTING IN WASHINGTON, DC; POSTPONEMENT OF LBJ'S TRIP TO HONOLULU; LBJ'S 3/31/68 SPEECH; LADY BIRD JOHNSON THANKS ALLEN FOR HIS WORK

 

Citation No.:  12910

Speaker:  RICHARD DALEY

Tape:  WH6804.01        Program No.:  8

Length:  2:48

Date:  4/6/1968

Time:  5:19P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "ALL SUMMARIZED YB"; "ASKING FOR FEDERAL HELP W/TROOPS IN CHICAGO RIOT AREA"

 

Topics:  DALEY ASKS FOR FEDERAL TROOPS TO CONTROL RIOTING IN CHICAGO AFTER MLK ASSASSINATION; LBJ TELLS DALEY TO TALK TO RAMSEY CLARK ABOUT LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GOV. SAM SHAPIRO TO REQUEST TROOPS, DISCUSSES SITUATION IN WASHINGTON, DC; NUMBER OF TROOPS NEEDED


Citation No.:  12911

Speaker:  RICHARD DALEY

Tape:  WH6804.01        Program No.:  9

Length:  1:07

Date:  4/6/1968

Time:  5:35P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "ALL SUMMARIZED YB"

 

Topics:  LBJ ASKS IF GOV. SAM SHAPIRO HAS CONTACTED RAMSEY CLARK TO REQUEST FEDERAL TROOPS TO CONTROL RIOTS IN CHICAGO AFTER MLK ASSASSINATION, SAYS HE HAS TOLD CLARK TO GO AHEAD AND PREPARE TROOPS FOR DEPARTURE SO THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

 

Citation No.:  12912

Speaker:  RAMSEY CLARK

Tape:  WH6804.01        Program No.:  10

Length:  6:32

Date:  4/6/1968

Time:  5:50P?

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "ALL SUMMARIZED YB"; "TIME ?"; TIME FROM WH OPS LOGS; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  CALL FROM GOV. SHAPIRO ABOUT FEDERAL TROOPS TO CONTROL CHICAGO RIOTS AFTER MLK ASSASSINATION; LEGAL REQUIREMENT FOR REQUEST; DETAILS OF TROOP MOVEMENTS; POSSIBLE CRITICISM BY GOV. GEORGE ROMNEY COMPARING RESPONSE TO DETROIT RIOTS; WASHINGTON, DC SITUATION

 

Citation No.:  12913

Speaker:  CYRUS VANCE

Tape:  WH6804.01        Program No.:  11

Length:  0:56

Date:  4/6/1968

Time:  6:38P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

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

 

Topics:  VANCE GIVES LBJ DETAILED REPORT ON RIOTING IN PRECINCTS IN WASHINGTON, DC FOLLOWING MLK ASSASSINATION