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September 12, 2017

4 - Parting the Curtains

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September 12, 2017

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Standing in a jeep during a rainstorm (L-R:) Maj. Gen. Ben Sternberg, Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson

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LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto

For fifteen months, LBJ kept the country largely in the dark about the Vietnam War. Then, in February ’66, the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and its chairman William Fulbright, administered a strong dose of sunlight. 

Featured commentator: Marc Selverstone, Associate Professor in Presidential Studies at the Miller Center and chair of the Center’s Presidential Recordings Program. 

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