RMN: Remember, within a year people are not going to be thinking of this.
November 20, 2003 9:02 AM   Subscribe

The President Calling: American Radioworks (MPR) explores the secret phone tapes of Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. AFAIK, the content is all previously available, but online, they've packaged and annotated it for ease of use. It's not exhaustive, but the moments picked out are often illuminating, showing "how each man used one-on-one politics to shape history." You might want to start here.
posted by soyjoy (5 comments total)
RMN: But let me say you're a strong man, Goddamnit, and I love you.

BH: Well-

RMN: And, you know, I love John and all the rest, and, by God, keep the faith. Keep the faith. You're going to win this son of a bitch.

"Love, Love will keep us together...."
posted by clavdivs at 9:21 AM on November 20, 2003

What an awesome goddammed link this is. Thanks soyjoy.
posted by vito90 at 10:09 AM on November 20, 2003

NPR broadcast a portion of these recently.. thanks for the reminder soyjoy!

The Lyndon Johnson tapes are unreal.

There is an awesome goddammed book and CD set available.
posted by fatbaq at 10:28 AM on November 20, 2003

There's an archive on the CSPAN site of LBJ conversations as I mentioned in a related earlier thread.
posted by euphorb at 12:17 PM on November 20, 2003

LBJ: "And another thing - the crotch, down where your nuts hang - is always a little too tight, so when you make them up, give me an inch that I can let out there, uh because they cut me, it's just like riding a wire fence.... So, leave me, you never do have much of margin there. See if you can't leave me an inch from where the zipper (burps) ends, round, under my, back to my bunghole, so I can let it out there if I need to."

This is priceless.
posted by notsnot at 2:01 PM on November 20, 2003

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