Warren Commission: Conversation with House Speaker John McCormack
|Speaker:||Lyndon B Johnson|
LBJ and House Speaker
John McCormack (Dem.-Mass.) discuss commission membership. Issues include regional
and ideological balance. Rep. Otto Passman (Dem.-Tex.) joins the conversation. Here,
we’re 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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