LBJ and the Great Society

President Lyndon B. Johnson is today remembered largely for his failure in Vietnam. But before the war sunk his presidency, LBJ compiled a record of accomplishment on the domestic front unmatched since FDR. Medicare, civil and voting rights, clean air and water, Head Start, immigration reform, public broadcasting — fifty years later, these programs are so deeply woven into the fabric of American life that it is difficult to imagine the country without them.

LBJ and the Great Society is a window on this transformative moment in U.S. history, and the larger-than-life figure at the center of it. Hosted by Melody Barnes, chief domestic policy advisor to Barack Obama and now co-head of the Democracy Initiative at the University of Virginia. The series is a sequel to LBJ's War (also available in this feed), which mined a largely unheard trove of recordings from the White House to tell the story of Johnson's ruinous misadventure in Vietnam.

President Lyndon B. Johnson is today remembered largely for his failure in Vietnam. But before the war sunk his presidency, LBJ compiled a record of accomplishment on the domestic front unmatched since FDR. Medicare, civil and voting rights, clean air and water, Head Start, immigration reform, public broadcasting — fifty years later, these programs are so deeply woven into the fabric of American life that it is difficult to imagine the country without them. LBJ and the Great Society is a window on this transformative moment in U.S. history, and the larger-than-life figure at the center of it. Hosted by Melody Barnes, chief domestic policy advisor to Barack Obama and now co-head of the Democracy Initiative at the University of Virginia. The series is a sequel to LBJ's War (also available in this feed), which mined a largely unheard trove of recordings from the White House to tell the story of Johnson's ruinous misadventure in Vietnam.

Episodes: 16

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S2 Ep 7 - Post Script

Duration: 53 min

S2 Ep 6 - The Engineer

Duration: 40 min

S2 Ep 5 - Give Us the Ballot

Duration: 37 min

S2 Ep 4 - Medicine Man

Duration: 31 min

S2 Ep 3 - The Bully Pulpit

Duration: 33 min

S2 Ep 2 - Mr. Poverty

Duration: 25 min

S2 Ep 1 - The Great Unveiling

Duration: 26 min

Trailer - Welcome to LBJ and the Great Society

Duration: 3 min

Epilog: “I Shall Not Seek…”

Duration: 51 min

S1 Ep 6 LBJ's War - The Shock of Tet

Duration: 24 min

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