Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library
The sixth in a series on presidential libraries focused on Lyndon B. Johnson’s life and career through rarely seen film and sound… read more
The sixth in a series on presidential libraries focused on Lyndon B. Johnson’s life and career through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from the stacks and vaults of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. Library officials guided a tour of the library and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Series historian and consultant Richard Norton Smith participated from the studio in Washington, D.C.
Featured film, sound recordings, documents and artifacts included a new batch of Lyndon Johnson’s secretly recorded phone conversations on subjects such as the nomination of Thurgood Marshall as the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court, and a summit meeting in Glassboro, New Jersey with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin. Home movies shot and narrated by Lady Bird Johnson of Johnson’s failed Senate campaign in 1941, as well as their private lives at the Johnson ranch in Texas. Additionally, Navy film crew footage of behind-the-scenes activities of Lyndon Johnson’s administration and Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson’s final day and departure from the White House was shown.
C-SPAN’s Presidential Libraries: History Uncovered is a 12-week series airing live on location from the 12 presidential libraries spanning Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Betty Sue Flowers Director Johnson (Lyndon Baines) Presidential Library and Museum
- Regina Greenwell Senior Archivist Johnson (Lyndon Baines) Presidential Library and Museum
- Richard Norton Smith Scholar in Residence George Mason University->History and Public Policy
- Brian Lamb Host C-SPAN
- C-SPAN | Presidential Library Series
- National Archives and Records Administration | Office of Presidential Libraries
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