Convair B-36J Peacemaker

The B-36 was designed toward the end of World War II as a strategic bomber with intercontinental range. The airplane made its maiden flight in August 1946, and Strategic Air Command received its first operational B-36 in 1948.

Bryan Cranston Takes LBJ ‘All the Way’

All the turbulence buffeting the current presidential political season seems like a breeze compared to 1964, even if some similar partisan ill winds swirl. Lyndon Baines Johnson, thrust into the presidency following the November 1963 assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, quickly found himself fighting domestic wars on two major fronts: battling a right-wing Republican for election while twisting the arms of fellow southern Democrats and other lawmakers to pass landmark civil rights legislation.