40 Years Ago, LBJ Opts Not to Run, Stunning Nation On the night of March 31, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced at the end of a speech that he would not seek another term in office. The president hoped his move would spur a peace process in Vietnam.

40 Years Ago, LBJ Opts Not to Run, Stunning Nation

40 Years Ago, LBJ Opts Not to Run, Stunning Nation

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On the night of March 31, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson shocked the nation by announcing at the end of a speech that he would not seek another term in office. The president hoped his move would spur a peace process in Vietnam.

John McDonough is an independent producer.