Posts Tagged ‘LBJ’

LBJ Orders Pants

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

An animated version of a phone call president Lyndon Johnson made to order some pants.

In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company and asked for some. The call was recorded (like all White House calls at the time), and has since become the stuff of legend. Johnson’s anatomically specific directions to Mr. Haggar are some of the most intimate words we’ve ever heard from the mouth of a President. Found at Vimeo from Put This On.

Civil Rights-Era Video Montage

Monday, January 18th, 2010

The description at YouTube from BBCMotionGalleryNYLA: The footage you are about to see is unforgettable, even unimaginable.

Both BBC News and CBS News extensively covered the American Civil Rights movement, from the 1955-1956 Montgomery bus boycott to the student-led sit-ins of the 1960s to the huge March on Washington in 1963. Rare footage includes Freedom Summer, Malcolm X and Black Power, and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

With a far-ranging selection of powerful, often wrenching images, our footage captures the danger, drama, and bravery of the civil rights movement. Visit the BBC Motion Gallery for more of this dramatic footage.

Walter Cronkite Video

Friday, July 17th, 2009

at 92 years of age.

Walter Cronkite’s First “CBS Evening News” Broadcast

Walter Cronkite Announces Death Of John F. Kennedy

Walter Cronkite Announces Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination

Walter Cronkite Remembers His Tet Offensive Editorial

Walter Cronkite And The Lunar Landing

Walter Cronkite Reports The Death Of President Lyndon B. Johnson

Walter Cronkite Reports The Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Walter Cronkite On His “That’s The Way It Is” Signoff