Three of America's most compelling presidents, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, bugged their White House offices and tapped their telephones. They left behind thousands of secretly recorded conversations, from momentous to mundane. In this documentary project, American RadioWorks eavesdrops on presidential telephone calls to hear how each man used one-on-one politics to shape history.More
This experience is the closest you'll ever get to a time machine. Listen in on Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon sweating through some of the biggest political crises of their careers, including Kennedy wrestling through a segregation showdown in Mississippi, Lyndon Johnson flexing his political muscle, and Richard Nixon painting himself into a corner during the Watergate crisis. Be forewarned - even Presidents use foul language in private moments, and Johnson and Nixon let it all hang out.
You're not going to get an in-depth or well-rounded look at these presidencies. But it is fascinating to hear these men work and speak without the aid of a prepared speech or public relations manager. If only C-Span was this interesting!
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Could you put the president on the phone?
- D. French