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Further Links and Readings on Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

White House Profile

Biographical Information from the LBJ Library

Books on Lady Bird Johnson:

Carpenter, Liz. Ruffles and Flourishes. Simon & Schuster. 1971. (out of print)
Flynn, Jean. Lady: The Story of Claudia Alta (Lady Bird) Johnson. Sunbelt Media, Inc. May, 1992.
Gould, Lewis L. Lady Bird Johnson: Our Environmental First Lady. December, 1999. University of Kansas Press.
Johnson, Lady Bird. A White House Diary. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. 1971. (Out of print)
Johnson, Lady Bird and Carlton B. Lees (contributors). Wildflowers across America. June, 2000.
Marton, Kati. Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages that Shaped Our Recent History. Pantheon. September, 2001.
Russell, Jan Jarboe. Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs. Johnson. Scribner. August, 1999.

Further Links and Readings on Lyndon Baines Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum

White House Profile

American Experience: Lyndon Johnson

The War on Poverty President

The White House Conversations

Books on President Lyndon Johnson:

Caro, Robert. The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Vintage. November, 1983.
Caro, Robert. Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Vintage. February, 1990.
Johnson, Lyndon Baines. The Vantage Point: Perspectives of a Presidency, 1963-1969. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. 1971.
Kearns Goodwin, Doris. Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. St. Martin's Press. June, 1991.
Unger, Irwin and Debi Unger. LBJ: A Life. Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated. September 1999.


About the Film

Providing the first complete portrait of Lady Bird Johnson-including exclusive interviews, excerpts from secretly taped White House conversations, handwritten letters and home movies- MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and KLRU-TV, Austin, Texas, present Lady Bird, a one-hour biography hosted and narrated by Presidential historian Michael Beschloss. Premiering on PBS Wednesday, December 12, at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).

Production of Lady Bird had been funded in part by the generous support of The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston; The Belo Foundation; The Marian and Speros Martel Foundation, Inc.; Mr. Ralph S. O'Connor; The Marjorie Kovler Fund; and The Ms. Foundation For Women.

Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian of the Presidency and has been called "the nation's leading Presidential historian" by Newsweek magazine. He appears regularly on PBS's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and on ABC News. Beschloss is the author of six books, including the recently published Reaching for Glory: The Secret Lyndon Johnson Tapes, 1964-1965; Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964 and The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963 and is currently at work on a history of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Ricki Green, veteran media executive, Emmy award winning television producer, and broadcast journalist, produced, directed and co-wrote Lady Bird. Susan Mills, MacNeil/Lehrer Production's director of program development and a multiple Emmy-winning producer, was the program's executive producer. Anne-Marie Fendrick, who shot "Sister Wendy's American Collection" and the BBC's 13-part series "Conspiracies," was director of photography. Laura Seltzer, who has produced and production managed documentaries for PBS and The Discovery Channel, was associate producer.

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions produces programming for PBS, cable and commercial broadcast network television, including The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, which is seen five nights a week on more than 300 public television stations across the country. M/LP also produced PBS's coverage of the 2000 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, PBS Debate Night and PBS's coverage of the 2000 elections. Other recent M/LP productions include "Empire of the Bay," the history of the Hudson's Bay Company, narrated by Robin MacNeil; and David Hare's "Via Dolorosa," both of which aired on PBS; and "Shoot Not To Kill: Non-Lethal Weapons" for the Discovery Channel. M/LP also produced the Emmy-nominated "Debating our Destiny," Jim Lehrer's look at the 40-year history of Presidential debates, which aired on PBS.

KLRU-TV, Austin, Texas, is owned and operated by a private, non-profit corporation, the Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council. Since its inception, KLRU has brought quality television programs to the Central Texas community. KLRU serves the station's 58th ranked market with approximately 500,000 households or 1.5 million viewers in the Austin area. Among other national and local productions, KLRU produces Austin City Limits, the longest-running popular music program on television.

 

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Production of Lady Bird had been funded in part by the generous support of The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston; The Belo Foundation; The Marian and Speros Martel Foundation, Inc.; Mr. Ralph S. O'Connor; The Marjorie Kovler Fund; and The Ms. Foundation For Women.

Lady Bird is produced by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and KLRU - Austin.

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