Nation: Memories from the Pedernales

The second installment of Lyndon Johnson's televised memoirs was broadcast by CBS last week. One of the more knowing viewers of L.B.J.'s talk with Walter Cronkite was TIME Washington Bureau Chief Hugh Sidey, who covered the White House during the Kennedy and Johnson years. Here is Sidey's assessment, weighing Johnson's recollections against those of his own:

FOR an hour, Lyndon Baines Johnson lamented a world that would not behave as he thought it should. Far more than his earlier interview, it was his own tragedy on film, the first national look at the man...

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