This edition: Revisiting the Great Society: The Role of Goverment from FDR and LBJ to TodayTweet
Original tape date: March 14, 2012.
First aired: April 23, 2012.
Influential writers, politicians, and commentators – including Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Robert A. Caro, former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, and CBS News correspondent Bob Schieffer – explore the roots and legacy of the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson in a two-hour special drawn from a symposium presented in March by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College/CUNY. Also featured are Hunter College President Jennifer Raab; Mark K. Updegrove, Director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, and Joseph A. Califano, Jr., special assistant to President Johnson (1965-69), former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (1977-79), and a catalyst for the conference.
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. LBJ's Chief Domestic Advisor, US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare ('77-'79)
Robert A Caro Author
Ervin Duggan Former President, PBS
Walter F. Mondale Former US Senator, 42nd Vice President of the US
Bill Moyers Broadcast Journalist, Host of Moyers & Company
Jennifer J. Raab President, Hunter College/CUNY
Bob Schieffer Moderator, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent
Mari K. Updegrove Director, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum