Since we're coming to the end of a year and the end of a decade, I thought taking a look at the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson and the turbulent times surrounding it might be a good idea.
Here is a look back at the Johnson years, as presented by NBC Radio and their Second Sunday series, broadcast on January 1969, as Richard Nixon assumed the White House.
Opinions on Johnson as President were sharply divided as much as everything else in the country at the time. In that respect, there are striking similarities between then and now with very little in the way of "middle-ground" opinions it seems.
So in case you were wondering if the country has always been divided over a leader and an administration's policies. I'm here to tell you it's always been that way.
Newstalgia Reference Room - A Dean Rusk Press Conference. Secretary of State Dean Rusk holds of Press conference, reviewing the events of 1967 and outlining U.S. goals for 1968, and discusses the ceasefire offer to North Vietnam. Less than three weeks later the Tet Offensive would begin. Read more...