Historical Notes: A Mellower L.BJ.

The first two installments of Lyndon Johnson's televised reminiscences of his White House days were so marred by self-serving adjustments of history that neither L.B.J.'s friends nor his foes knew what wrinkles of the record to expect from Chapter 3 last week. Knowing the former President, they should not have been surprised by the absence of any. The latest CBS program, filmed last fall, showed a typical change of pace and mood.

This was a subdued and thoughtful Johnson, talking slowly and occasionally eloquently about the tragic, cosmic events surrounding John Kennedy's assassination, his own dealings with the Kennedys...

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