On Vietnam

The following links take you to scanned documents from the Everett M. Dirksen Papers relating to Dirksen's statements on the war in Southeast Asia. These remarks were delivered originally during Sunday morning talk shows, on the floor of the Senate, and in television broadcasts to his Illinois constituents. There are also images of standard replies to letters, called Robos.

Date Description
June 21, 1953 Bill Henry's "Window on Washington," NBC Television, Washington, DC.
April 4, 1961 "Laos, Little Land, Big Threat," Radio-TV Broadcast to Illinois constituents.
February 2, 1964 "Meet the Press," NBC Radio and Television, Washington, DC.
January 24, 1965 "Meet the Press," NBC Radio and Television, Washington, DC.
February 18, 1965 Press Release of Remarks on the Senate Floor.
June 21, 1965 "A Capsule Story of Vietnam." Radio-TV Broadcast to Illinois constituents.
January 9, 1966 "Issues and Answers," ABC Radio and Television, Washington, DC.
January 11, 1966 "The Today Show," WRC-TV, NBC, Washington, DC
January 17, 1966 "A Look Ahead by the Republicans," U.S. News & World Report.
February 2, 1966 Robo letter.
February 14, 1966 "That Was the Week That Was," Radio-TV Broadcast to Illinois constituents.
February 21, 1966 "The Commander in Chief," Radio-TV Broadcast to Illinois constituents.
February 23, 1966 "S. 2791," notes prepared by Dirksen.
May 9, 1966 "The Choices in Vietnam," Radio-TV Broadcast to Illinois constituents.
July 8, 1966 Robo letter.
July 31, 1966 "Issues and Answers," ABC Radio and Television, Washington, DC.
August 7, 1966 "Meet the Press," NBC Radio and Television, Washington, DC.
February 6, 1967 "Annual Visit with Lincoln," Radio-TV Broadcast to Illinois constituents.
May 2, 1967 Press Release
May 16, 1967 "Why Are We in Vietnam?" Radio-TV Broadcast to Illinois constituents.
May 24, 1967 Remarks on Senate floor.
June 27, 1967 Letter to constituent whose son had died in Vietnam.
August 1, 1967 Robo letter.
August 6, 1967 "Face the Nation," CBS News, Washington, DC
October 3, 1967 "Vietnam," Dirksen's remarks on the Senate floor.
February 4, 1968 "Issues and Answers," ABC Radio and Television, Washington, DC.
February 8, 1968 Robo letter.
February 29, 1968 Robo letter.
March 27, 1968 "Capitol Cloakroom," CBS Radio Network, Washington, DC
March 31, 1968 Notes prepared for press release upon the resignation of President Lyndon Johnson.
May 27, 1968 "Suppose It Ended Today," Radio-TV Broadcast to Illinois constituents.
October 31, 1968 "What if a Viet truce Came?" From Dirksen's syndicated newspaper column, "A Senator's Notebook."
April 1, 1969 Robo letter.
June 2, 1969 "Senator Kennedy and Vietnam Strategy," remarks prepared for delivery on the floor of the Senate.
June 15, 1969 "Issues and Answers," ABC Radio and Television, Washington, DC.
June 23, 1969 Robo letter.