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AIR DATE: Saturday, November 17, 2012
James Patterson on Lyndon B. Johnson (59 min.)
Historian James Patterson on the divisive year of 1965, the year in which President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, and sent additional troops to Vietnam.
KEYWORDS: History, Executive Branch, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam, Voting Rights Act

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