The Vice-Presidency: What Happened to L.B.J.

Ever since Lyndon Baines Johnson, one of the most energetic and effective Senate leaders in U.S. history, got lost in the vice-presidency, people have been asking: ''What ever happened to L.B.J.?" Last week, on ABC television, Lyndon undertook to supply the answer.

To anyone who recalled the effervescent old Lyndon, the new Lyndon was a revelation. Questioned by three television newsmen. Johnson never once raised his voice above a statesmanlike murmur.

Did he feel that he had suffered a comedown from his days of real power in the Senate? "I have never felt that the vice-presidency was a comedown from anything,''...

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