Warren Commission: Conversation with Joseph Alsop
|Speaker:||Lyndon B Johnson|
This is the second conversation between
LBJ and Joseph Alsop (columnist). LJB consults with Alsop about commission
membership prior to release of the announcement. Here, we offer selected telephone
conversations concerning the Special Commission to Investigate the Assassination
of President John F. Kennedy
(the Warren Commission). President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX
on November 22, 1963. Shortly thereafter, the House of Representatives and the Senate
considered independent investigations of the assassination and the murder of Kennedy’s
putative assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. To trump these congressional efforts, President
Lyndon Johnson decided to form a presidential commission to investigate the assassination
and Oswald’s death. These conversations document the formation of the commission
— indentified by the popular title “The Warren Commission” — because the chairman
was Chief Justice
The selected conversations you will hear document Johnson’s extraordinary persuasiveness.
A comment about the recordings. These recordings vary dramatically in audio quality.
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