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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • Professor's quest reveals LBJ vendetta against George Hamilton

    PHILADELPHIA For a few months in 1966, the budding romance between film star George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of the 36th president, was the talk of Washington. Gossip columnists followed their every move as Hamilton squired her around...
  • 50 years later, Walter Mondale stands by his deal

    MINNEAPOLIS Walter Mondale feels as convinced today that he was right as he did 50 years ago when he brokered a deal to resolve one of the most explosive issues in the history of the national Democratic Party. It allowed for the seating of an all-white,...
  • Bruce Morton dies at 83; veteran newscaster for CBS, CNN

    Television newscaster Bruce Morton, who came into the nation's living rooms for more than four decades with reports on the Vietnam War, space missions, Watergate, civil rights and political races, died Friday at his home in Washington. He was 83. The...
  • Veteran CBS, CNN Correspondent Bruce Morton Dies At 83

    Bruce Morton, a longtime political correspondent for CBS News and CNN who also covered the Vietnam War and the space program, died Friday at his home in Washington, D.C., after a battle with cancer, according to information provided by CBS News. He was...
  • Hootenannies Follow Sunday 'Woody Sez' Performances

    Hootenannies Follow Sunday 'Woody Sez' Performances
    I haven't heard the word "hootenanny" used since Lyndon Johnson was President, but there's some free-wheeling '60s-style jamming going on after Sunday matinee performances of "Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie" at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St.,...
  • Diverse police forces are not a panacea for fatal police shootings, research suggests

    FERGUSON, Mo. Amid the firestorm of protests following the shooting of Michael Brown an unarmed black teen who was killed by a white police officer have come repeated calls for hiring a more diverse police force. But a growing body of research suggests...
  • Job Corps fights poverty with skills and confidence

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson made good on his promise of waging a "War on Poverty" with the Economic Opportunity Act. As he signed the new law, he declared that it "will strike at poverty's roots" in a way that "is prudent and practical .....
  • Ferguson Repeats Mistakes Of Detroit's Riot Response

    How do you quell a riot? Missouri officials and commentators across America have asked that question many times in the wake of the violence plaguing Ferguson, Mo., which began after police killed an unarmed black teenager. The answer is in an...
  • Clarence Page: Police misjudge anger in Ferguson's black community

    Televised scenes of fires and looters ravaging storefront buildings in Ferguson, Mo., brought flashbacks in my memory to other urban riots a half-century ago — and to lessons that Ferguson officials failed to learn. Among them: Never underestimate...
  • Politics moved Nixon, but Fla. reaped environmental benefits

    Yes, yes, there were the high crimes and misdemeanors, the rampant paranoia, the bigotry, the dirty tricks, the questionable mental balance, and of course that break-in. And just in case anyone is inclined to forget any of these things, there are...
  • How Amblin TV's Success Led Spielberg to His New DreamWorks CEO

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV is the little engine that could, a tiny operation that has almost as many shows on the air as it has full-time employees. Amblin's success at TNT in particular led Spielberg to recruit Michael...