American Experience

The Presidents: LBJ

Season 4 Episode 1 | 3h 41m 11s

Sworn in after the assassination of JFK, Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs like the Civil Rights Act through Congress and won a term as president before the Vietnam War eroded his support.

Aired: 10/08/08

Expired: 02/28/18

Rating: NR

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Original funding for LBJ provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Liberty Mutual, The Scotts Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.