Links and Readings on Lady Bird Johnson
Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Information from the LBJ Library
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.
Links and Readings on Lyndon Baines Johnson
B. Johnson Library and Museum
Experience: Lyndon Johnson
War on Poverty President
White House Conversations
on President Lyndon Johnson:
Caro, Robert. The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Vintage.
Caro, Robert. Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Vintage.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.