1968 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES Richard Nixon, Eugene McCarthy, Robert Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, and George Wallace run for president in the 1968 election. LBJ says: "I shall not seek and I will not accept the nomination for my party for another term as your president."
1968 GOP & DNC At the 1968 GOP convention in Miami, presidential nominee Richard Nixon says that "the great objective of this administration from the outset is to bring the American people together." Hubert Humphrey and his running mate win the democratic nomination. Nixon and LBJ meet at the White House.
VIETNAM WARFARE & COMMUNIST TALKS Vietnam warfare. LBJ says: "Tonight I have ordered our aircraft and naval vessels to make no new attacks on North Vietnam." Communist leaders gather to discuss the situation.
LBJ SPEECH - SYRACUSE, NY New York senator Robert F. Kennedy accompanies President Johnson in Syracuse. Addressing an unseen crowd, LBJ says: "The first thing we need to do is to take the profit out of poverty."
Date: August 19, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:48:00, With Audio
SARGENT SHRIVER COMMENTS ON WATTS PARADE At the scene of a parade in Watts, California, Sargent Shriver, LBJ's head of "The War On Poverty", says that he "sees the people of Watts are taking care of things here on their own."
LYNDON B. JOHNSON ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF THE PANAMA CANAL NEGOTIATIONS After 18 months of negotiations over who would have control of the Panama Canal President Lyndon B. Johnson lists the points that will be in a new treaty including U.S. abrogation of the 1903 treaty which gives it sovereign control over the canal and will effectively recognize Panama's sovereignty over the area of the canal.
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