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In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

A surprising and original portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, told in the former first lady’s own words — from over 123 hours of her White House audio diaries, heard here largely for the first time ever. It recasts Lady Bird’s role in the Johnson White House as her husband’s closest advisor and most trusted political partner and provides history-making revelations about LBJ’s time in office. It’s the story of how one vastly underestimated woman navigated the power, politics and polarization of her era to become one of the most influential members of the Johnson administration.

Latest Episodes:

  • Ep. 8: Claudia All My Life
    It’s four in the morning when Lyndon wakes up Lady Bird to the news that Senator Robert Kennedy has been shot. This episode takes us through the tragic hours of... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-12
  • Ep. 7: No Exit
    Lyndon Johnson has been talking about escaping the presidency almost since the day he took office. But finally, on March 31, 1968, he stuns the nation with an announcement that... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-05
  • Ep. 6: Blindsided
    By the mid-60s, you can hear a growing distance between Lady Bird and the protest movement that’s sweeping the country. Bird’s a true believer in progressive causes -- civil rights,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-29
  • Ep. 5: California
    Riots, uprisings and protests rock the country in the summer of 1966, and despite their progress with civil rights legislation, the Johnsons can’t seem to move fast enough. And an... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-22
  • Ep. 4: Entangled
    Network television comes calling for Lady Bird, as the president of ABC News convinces a reluctant first lady to host a documentary about her beautification work in DC. Lady Bird... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-15