CBS News: Walter Cronkite Announces the Death of LBJ- in 1973


Source: CBS News- CBS Evening News Anchor Walter Cronkite

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat

Walter Cronkite announcing the death of one of our strongest and most effective presidents as far as what he was able to get passed in Congress and the amount of people who the legislation benefited. Especially as it dealt with civil rights, but Medicare as well and a President who was always fighting to improve the lives of people who were struggling. Now of course you can argue about a lot of that legislation and what it actually did for people. But he was always trying to do the right thing for people who struggle. Which is a lot more than a lot of other presidents have done.
CBS News: Walter Cronkite Announces The Death of LBJ- In 1973


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2 Responses to CBS News: Walter Cronkite Announces the Death of LBJ- in 1973

  1. Paulhaider74 says:

    I still think it was the overwhelming landslide re-election of Tricky Dick Nixon that induced the fatal heart attack of LBJ in 1973; he did not want to be alive to witness the inauguration ceremony after knowing that Nixon prolonged the Vietnam War by sabotaging the peace talks in October of 1968. It is clear to me, although not to most Americans, that Hubert Humphrey was the best man of the three of them; it is ironic, then, that he would never serve as President, while a snake (worm?) like Nixon would both be elected and re-elected.

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