The Johnson Tapes: Into Vietnam | 1998

Documentary, Historical
Examines the audiotapes made by President Lyndon B. Johnson as he spoke with his advisors, confidants and enemies. This special offers an examination of the now-accepted premise that the Johnson administration ...more
Director: Philip Day
Writers: Charles Wheeler
Stars: Jack Smith

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Narrator (1998-1999)

Synopsis

Examines the audiotapes made by President Lyndon B. Johnson as he spoke with his advisors, confidants and enemies. This special offers an examination of the now-accepted premise that the Johnson administration deliberately deceived Congress and the American people in order to get American troops fighting with South Vietnam against Communist North Vietnam. Includes conversations with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The recordings, made without the knowledge of the other parties, were stored in the Johnson archive in Texas until they became available to the public in September 1998.

Director

Director (1998-1999)

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