Lady Bird Johnson

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Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 1968 - 11:00pm - 11:03pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Ivan Allen
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


At 6:01 P.M. on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was pronounced dead at 7:05 P.M. At 9:07 P.M. that same evening, President Johnson read a short statement for radio and television broadcast from outside the entrance to the West Lobby of the White House. The statement read:

WH6607-01-10405

Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, Lady Bird Johnson, Luci Baines Johnson
Location: 
LBJ Ranch
Listen: 


President Johnson: Hello?

Harry Truman: Hello?

President Johnson: Mr. President?

Truman: Well, how are you?

President Johnson: I read on the ticker where you were thinking about going to Israel.

WH6812-02-13821

Date: 
Wednesday, December 25, 1968 - 5:41pm
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, Lady Bird Johnson, Bess Truman
Location: 
Mansion
Listen: 


Harry Truman: Yes?

Operator: It’s President Johnson, sir.

President Johnson: I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and tell you that you are loved.

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