In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
"In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson" presents a surprising and original portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, told in the former first lady's own words -- from over 123 hours of her White House audio diaries, heard here largely for the first time ever. It recasts Lady Bird's role in the Johnson White House as her husband's closest advisor and most trusted political partner and provides history-making revelations about LBJ's time in office. It's the story of how one vastly underestimated woman navigated the power, politics and polarization of her era to become one of the most influential members of the Johnson administration... even if we never knew it. An eight-part series from ABC Audio & Best Case Studios. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author Julia Sweig.
  1. February 22, 2021
    3 min
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    Trailer: Introducing 'In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson'
    "In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson" uncovers Lady Bird’s surprisingly powerful role in the Johnson presidency and provides history-making revelations about Lyndon B. Johnson's time in office. Told in the former…
  2. March 01, 2021
    43 min
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    Ep. 1: Fourteen Days
    In her first-ever diary entry, recorded eight days after President John F. Kennedy is assassinated, Lady Bird presents a dramatic, cinematically detailed moment-by-moment account of those terrible hours in Dall…
  3. March 01, 2021
    42 min
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    Ep. 2: Thank You, Mrs. Vice President
    There are moments in Lady Bird’s audio diaries that truly re-write the known history of LBJ's presidency. This episode includes one of the most consequential. In a memo to Lyndon just five months into his presi…
  4. March 08, 2021
    41 min
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    Ep. 3: Renewal
    Fresh from landslide victory in the 1964 election, Lyndon and Lady Bird shuttle back and forth between Washington, DC and Texas as they make plans for their first full term in office. But despite all that publi…
  5. March 15, 2021
    34 min
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    Ep. 4: Entangled
    Network television comes calling for Lady Bird, as the president of ABC News convinces a reluctant first lady to host a documentary about her beautification work in DC. Lady Bird decides to use the opportunity…
  6. March 22, 2021
    37 min
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    Ep. 5: California
    Riots, uprisings and protests rock the country in the summer of 1966, and despite their progress with civil rights legislation, the Johnsons can’t seem to move fast enough. And an increasingly unpopular war in…
  7. March 29, 2021
    42 min
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    Ep. 6: Blindsided
    By the mid-60s, you can hear a growing distance between Lady Bird and the protest movement that’s sweeping the country. Bird’s a true believer in progressive causes -- civil rights, environmentalism -- but she’…
  8. April 05, 2021
    40 min
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    Ep. 7: No Exit
    Lyndon Johnson has been talking about escaping the presidency almost since the day he took office. But finally, on March 31, 1968, he stuns the nation with an announcement that he won’t seek reelection that fal…
  9. April 12, 2021
    45 min
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    Ep. 8: Claudia All My Life
    It’s four in the morning when Lyndon wakes up Lady Bird to the news that Senator Robert Kennedy has been shot. This episode takes us through the tragic hours of vigil as the nation grapples with his death -- th…

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