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. In this documentary project, American RadioWorks eavesdrops on presidential telephone calls to hear how each man used one-on-one politics to shape history.
Producers: Stephen Smith and Kate Ellis
Editor: Deborah George Coordinating Producer: Sasha Aslanian
Project Coordinator: Misha Quill
Managing Editor: Stephen Smith
Executive Producer: Bill Buzenberg
Major funding for American RadioWorks. comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
American RadioWorks is the national documentary unit of American Public Media.
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Also, you can hear more of President Johnson's phone calls with presidential historian Michael Beschloss' Reaching for Glory: Lyndon Johnson's Secret White House Tapes, 1964-65.
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