• Short Summary

    AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON OUTLINED HIS PLANS FOR HIS FIRST MONTHS AFTER HE RETIRES FROM THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENCY ON JANUARY 20.

  • Description


    WHITE HOUSE; PRESIDENT JOHNSON SPEAKS.



    TRANSCRIPT: PRESIDENT JOHNSON: "THEY'VE GOT ME BUILDING EMPIRES, AND SAILING SHIPS, AND FLYING PLANES, AND LEADING ASTRONAUTS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE. BUT I'M JUST NOT GOING TO DO ANY OF THOSE THINGS. AND I'M NOT GOING TO RETIRE EITHER. THE FIRST THING I'M GOING TO DO, I'M JUST GOING TO BE LAZY AND ENJOY BEING WITH LADY BIRD FOR A WHILE. AND SHE'LL GET TIRED OF ME BEFORE VERY LONG, ALL THE TIME. BUT WE'RE GOING TO SLEEP LATE AND NOT BE WORRIED ABOUT THE - WHAT MAY BE SAID HERE AND THERE. BUT JUST TAKE THINGS EASY. THEN THE NEXT THING I'M GOING TO DO IS JUST READ AND READ AND READ. I GOT ENOUGH BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS. I GOT SEVEN VOLUMES LAST NIGHT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, AND I'D FEEL BETTER THING MORNING IF I HADN'T TRIED TO READ ONE OF THEM AS LONG AS I DID. BUT HE HAD SOME OF THE SAME FEELINGS ABOUT THE PRESIDENCY THAT I HAVE, AND HE LIKED THE KIND OF FELLOWS THAT AGREED WITH HIM. SO, I'M GOING TO READ. AND THEN, WHEN I GET THROUGH READING, I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO DO SOME WRITING AND SOME TEACHING. AND NEXT YEAR I'M GOING TO MAKE RELATIVELY FEW APPEARANCES - SOME SIX OR SEVEN - IN GREAT UNIVERSITIES AND THE RUYS INSTITUTE, AND ST. MARCUS, AND MAYBE ONE OR TWO IN THIS COUNTRY - IN THIS AREA - BUT A GREAT DEAL OF MY TIME IS GOING TO BE SPENT WITH YOUNG PEOPLE, AND I'M GOING TO TRY TO INSPIRE THEM AND STIMULATE THEM AND CREATE IN THEM A DESIRE TO BE TEACHERS OR PREACHERS OR PUBLIC SERVANTS, BECAUSE I THINK THAT YOU GET A SATISFACTION IN THOSE ENDEAVOURS THAT YOU CAN'T FIND IN MANY OTHERS".




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    Background: AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON OUTLINED HIS PLANS FOR HIS FIRST MONTHS AFTER HE RETIRES FROM THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENCY ON JANUARY 20.

    THE PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING TO REPRESENTATIVES OF EDUCATIONAL GROUPS WHO PRESENTED HIM WITH A BOOK ENTITLED "TEACHER IN THE WHITE HOUSE - LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON".

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON SAID ...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA81AK5JBT27O4NUQF0DMBLD12X
    Media URN:
    VLVA81AK5JBT27O4NUQF0DMBLD12X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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