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Three of America's most compelling presidents – Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon – bugged their White House offices and tapped their telephones. They left behind thousands of secretly recorded conversations, from momentous to mundane. Eavesdrop on presidential telephone calls to hear how each man used one-on-one politics to shape history.

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Three of America's most compelling presidents – Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon – bugged their White House offices and tapped their telephones. They left behind thousands of secretly recorded conversations, from momentous to mundane. Eavesdrop on presidential telephone calls to hear how each man used one-on-one politics to shape history.

    The President Calling

    The President Calling

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    • 50 min
    Transcript: The President Calling

    Transcript: The President Calling

    JFK Debates Govenor's Decision to Ban James Meredith from U-Miss

    JFK Debates Govenor's Decision to Ban James Meredith from U-Miss

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    • 4 min
    JFK Persuades Barnett to Maintain Law and Order in Mississippi

    JFK Persuades Barnett to Maintain Law and Order in Mississippi

    civil rights us president john kennedy governer mississippi Ross Barnett James Meredith discrimination us supreme court

    • 3 min
    JFK Addresses Nation Prematurely on Success in Mississippi

    JFK Addresses Nation Prematurely on Success in Mississippi

    civil rights us president john kennedy governer mississippi Ross Barnett James Meredith discrimination us supreme court

    • 8 min
    JFK Demands Barnett Take Charge of Riot

    JFK Demands Barnett Take Charge of Riot

    civil rights us president john kennedy governer mississippi Ross Barnett James Meredith discrimination us supreme court

    • 1 min

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