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This edition: Revisiting the Great Society: The Role of Goverment from FDR and LBJ to Today

Episode Details

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.

Guest List

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

George S. McGovern

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