LBJDVD - 2006
LBJ, Lyndon Baines Johnson -- Texan, Democrat, political virtuoso. He rises up out of the 1960s like a Colossus, like something from Shakespeare, filling the stage -- 10, 12 characters in one. He is admired and he is detested. But the real measure of a leader is what he gets done, the size of the problems he faces. Before Lyndon Johnson, we were essentially a segregated society. Inequality among black Americans in the South was set in law. Before Lyndon Johnson, there was no Head Start program, no Medicare -- so much that we take for granted -- and before Lyndon Johnson, very few Americans had even heard of Vietnam. He is a story, a very American story and, in all, a tragedy in the real sense. He is the central character in a struggle of moral importance ending in ruin.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, CA. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2006
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 235 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: American experience (Television program)
Call Number: DVD B JOH