Correcting The Record On Lady Bird Johnson

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Correcting The Record On Lady Bird Johnson

Monday, 22 March

The former first lady is often remembered as a genteel Southerner who promoted highway beautification, but author Julia Sweig says archival records show Lady Bird was a savvy political strategist and key advisor to her husband, President Lyndon Johnson. Lady Bird was a supporter of women's rights, and a sponsor of ambitious programs to protect the environment and address urban poverty and blight. Sweig's book is 'Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight.'

Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews an album from pianist Benoit Delbecq.
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