The Administration: L.B.J.'s Young Man In Charge of Everything

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On Nov. 22, 1963, Bill Don Moyers, the young deputy director of the Peace Corps, was lunching with Texas Democratic bigwigs at the elegant 40 Acres Club in Austin. At 12:42 a waiter summoned him to the phone. Minutes later, a somber Moyers returned to the table. 'The President has been shot and is believed dead," he said. "The Governor has been shot and is critically wounded. The Vice President is believed to have been wounded." Instinctively, Moyers, a longtime protege and former aide of Lyndon B. Johnson, raced off to...

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