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ABC News Offers Revealing New Podcast on Lady Bird Johnson


ABC News will kick off Women's History Month with its new podcast In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson, co-produced with Best Case Studios and hosted by author Julia Sweig. Drawn from over 123 hours of the former first lady's mostly unheard daily audio diaries, the podcast presents a surprising and original portrait of Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson, told in her own words. The series provides stunning new revelations about Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency and reveals Lady Bird as Johnson's closest advisor and most indispensable political partner.

The series documents her front-row seat to some of the most notable events in U.S. history and decisions that shaped the nation forever, as well as her history-making encounters with John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Eartha Kitt, Peter, Paul and Mary, politicians, civil rights activists, environmentalists and her surprising partnership with Washington's first Mayor, Walter Washington.

Using a rich trove of rare footage from the era, In Plain Sight creates an immersive audio experience of a tumultuous moment in America and tells the story of how one vastly underestimated woman navigated the power, politics and polarization of her time to become arguably one of the most influential first ladies in history. The first two episodes of the eight-part series will debut on Monday, March 1. Sweig is also author of the new book Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight on the same topic, to be published by Random House on March 16.

In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson is available for free on major listening platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and the ABC News app, with new episodes posting Mondays.

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