As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation.
NOTE: many presentations within this series will show up under their individual titles, i.e. "Roberto Clemente: American Experience".
Part 1 (#401) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
The first of a two-part series on the life of Lyndon B. Johnson, this program chronicled the president's childhood in impoverished rural Texas; Johnson's rise to political power on the strength of his public assistance message; the charges of ballot stuffing that haunted Johnson after his early run for the U.S. Senate; John F. Kennedy's assassination and the self-doubt Johnson felt at having assumed the presidency through no effort of his own; and Johnson's victory in the 1964 election, which he considered both a personal and political achievement.
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