C-SPAN Radio's congressional leaders series includes two programs
with Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen, Republican from Illinois.
The first program contains portions of two interviews conducted
in 1964 and 1967where Sen. Dirksen talks about his childhood, the
1952 Republican National Convention, his work on the 1964 Civil
Rights Act, and his relationships with President John Kennedy and
President Lyndon Johnson. The second program features a 1964 interview
with NBC's Len O'Connor during which the Senate Minority Leader
discusses his family, his start in public service, his relationships
with President John Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, his role
at the 1952 Republican National Convention, and the 1964 presidential
race (audio courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).
Radio: Dirksen Interviewed: Recordings, 1964 and 1967