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Q:

I certainly am interested. You know that's part of your life.

Lasker:

Well, didn't I tell about this last year? I think this was last year. I went to a dinner at the home of the Saudi Ambassador and his wife this spring, which was very flattering to me because I really didn't know them at all well, and it was the first time I had seen a cross-section of the Republican Administration, who were there in force.

Q:

And you were learning about the Middle East?

Lasker:

I was learning about the Middle East. I was trying to learn. This is last year. This is May, '80, you see? You've seen me since then.

I am now on the board of the Lyndon Johnson Foundation.

Q:

This is in Austin?

Lasker:

In Austin, yes. This is very interesting because of my friendship with Mrs. Lyndon Johnson.

Q:

What does that entail, being on the Foundation?

Lasker:

They have money, and they're sometimes interested in raising more money to support the Lyndon Johnson School of Government at the University of Texas in Austin and to do special



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