Lawyer and lobbyist Harry McPherson, 1929-2012

As Special Counsel to Lyndon B. Johnson through the turbulent years of 1965-1969, Harry McPherson was speechwriter and adviser on many major decisions, including the 1968 Tet Offensive.

As one who came to believe Vietnam was an unwinnable war McPherson, together with Clark Clifford, persuaded Johnson to reduce bombing activities.

This 1981 interview sees McPherson reflecting on his relationship with Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as some of the pivotal political decisions throughout his tenure.