C-Span has been airing its coverage of an event at which the editors of the recently published The Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson, Toward the Great Society, February 1-May 31, 1964 spoke at the Wilson Center. You can watch the program online here.
The editors talked about their three-volume book Toward the Great Society: The Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson, February 1 - May 31, 1964. They played and discussed recordings from the initial months of the Johnson presidency. The transcripts in the book are compiled from the secret recordings and include discussion of the origins of Johnson’s Great Society program, the civil rights movement, and the viability of U.S. policy in Vietnam.
After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members’ questions.