Johnson proposed to Claudia Alta Taylor the day they met. Lady Bird became the "perfect political wife" for LBJ.
McCullough [voice-over]: As Johnson arrived in Washington, the excitement and promise of Roosevelt's New Deal still animated the capital. The New Deal was the perfect climate for the young congressman and his wife, Lady Bird. He had proposed to her the day they met and she became the perfect political wife, rising at midnight to scramble eggs for his friends, running his congressional office, working as his business manager. Lady Bird never stopped serving her husband's ambitions.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
The life of the president who saw himself as the heroic defender of the "shining city on a hill." Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.