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05/31/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New Tapes: Mayor Daley Called LBJ After King Assassination, Said 'We're In Trouble'

Never-before-heard recordings of Daley, father of Chicago's current mayor, and Johnson discussing sending troops to the city were released Tuesday by the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs Presidential Recordings Program.

"We're in trouble. We need some help," Daley tells Johnson in a three-minute call that started at 5:19 p.m. on April 6, 1968.

Johnson asks Daley how many troops he wants.

"At least 3,000," Daley said.

Johnson replies, "Yeah, well, you better say 5[,000.]"

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