Lady Bird Johnson died of natural causes on July 11, 2007 at the age of 94. She
was remembered for increasing the role of the first lady to include active participation
in her husband's administration and for leading an effort to conserve our natural
resources and beautify the nation.
On July 13, 2007, historian Michael Beschloss reflected on her life
and legacy on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
This site, produced in 2001, explored the major chapters of Lady Bird's life.
In each section you will find transcripts of the original film, background essays,
key speeches and diary entries and detailed timelines. In part six of the site
you will find additional Web links, further readings and more about the film.