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Tape Reveals LBJ Call to Rose Kennedy

Unsealed recordings are revealing new slices of the Kennedy presidency, and the latest contains the audio of a phone call from President Lyndon B. Johnson to Rose Kennedy, JFK’s mother, from the flight that brought JFK’s body from Dallas to Washington after he was assassinated. On the two-hour call from November 1963, LBJ tries to console Kennedy’s mother. "I wish to God there was something that I could do. And I wanted to tell you that we are grieving with you,” he says.

January 31, 2012 4:07 PM