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Inauguration / Activities / Johnson Departure #2194

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 20, 1969
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(Studio) Day of departure for President Johnson and family and entrance for Nixon family.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Nixons and Johnsons meet at White House Lyn Nugent waves goodbye to Johnson, who occupies place of honor in limousine. On Capitol Hill, Nixon says odds 1000 to 1 he would have been in White House; Johnson says ready for retirement. Senator Everett Dirksen administers office oath to Vice President Spiro Agnew; Nixon sworn in by Chief Justice Earl Warren. After ceremony, Nixons lunch at Capitol. Parade down Pennsylvania Ave.; incidents from anti-war dissidents reported Nixon; arrive at White House At Andrews AFB, Johnsons prepare to leave. At home of Clark Clifford, neighborhood children ask Johnson if wants Lyn Nugent to run for president [JOHNSON - hope he wants to be; every United States boy has chance. Not saying goodbye to DC; will see friends in Texas.] Grandson salutes crowd; Johnsons depart.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson, Frank Reynolds

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank

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