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Presidents Collection, The: The Democrats: LBJ - A Biography (1994)
Rating:
Starring: Marion Ross
Director: Rocky Collins
Category: Special Interest, Documentary
Studio: Warner Bros.
Subtitles:
Length:
235 mins

 
 

 

The Great Depression and the Great Society. World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Civil rights and civil defense. Here is America at war, at peace, and at the crossroads that determined the course of history. For leadership we turned to the sons of eastern aristocracy and the product of central Texas poverty. Recognized by the most famous initials in American history - FDR, JFK, and LBJ - they are the subjects of probing biographies that add new detail and dimension to their lives and times. Using rare archival footage and photographs, interviews with family members, friends, adversaries, and eyewitnesses, and excerpts from correspondence and diaries, these films explore how a nation and its leaders answered their eras unique challenges.

LBJ - A Biography
The life and political career of the powerful United States senator from Texas Lyndon Baines Johnson, who became the 36th president of the United States when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. This documentary explores the life of this tragic figure in American history, whose social legislation, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, has transformed American culture. However, LBJ is also remembered for the disastrous American involvement in the Vietnam War and the civil unrest it created in this country. With film clips, interviews and personal recollections by friends and colleagues, as well as speeches and commentary by historians.