Warren Commission: Conversation with Sen. James Eastland
|Speaker:||Lyndon B Johnson|
United States. Warren Commission.
Investigation of the assassination of
President John F. Kennedy.
LBJ and Sen. James Eastland
(Dem.-Miss.) Johnson explores the idea of a presidential commission. Here, we are
offering selected telephone conversations concerning the Special Commission to Investigate
the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (the Warren Commission). President
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963. Shortly thereafter,
the House of Representatives and the Senate considered independent investigations
of the assassination and the murder of Kennedy’s putative assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
To trump these congressional efforts, President Lyndon Johnson decided to form a
presidential commission to investigate the assassination and Oswald’s death. These
conversations document the formation of the commission — indentified by the popular
title “The Warren Commission” — because the chairman was Chief Justice Earl Warren.
The selected conversations you will hear document Johnson’s extraordinary persuasiveness.
A comment about the recordings. These recordings vary dramatically in audio quality.
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