Bill Moyers on working for LBJ's 1960 presidential campaign

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
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Bill Moyers, news correspondent and appointee of both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, tells the story of Lyndon B. Johnson’s unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960, as well as how JFK offered Moyers a job in his administration.

“During the convention of 1960, I slept in Johnson's suite. I slept in the big bathroom off the foyer. And it was I who opened the door to let John F. Kennedy in when he came early that morning to offer the vice-presidency to LBJ.”

Watch Bill Moyers’ full interview where he details his political career and his move into journalism and beyond.

TelevisionAcademy.com/Interviews

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