April 4, 2008
The National Archives Celebrates LBJ Centennial
With Free Screening of “The Journey of Lyndon Johnson” on Thursday, May 22
Washington, DC…In conjunction with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum’s year-long celebration of Lyndon B. Johnson’s 100th birthday, the National Archives and The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives present a screening of The Journey of Lyndon Johnson on Thursday, May 22, at noon. Sharon Fawcett, Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries, will provide opening remarks. Harry McPherson, who served as Johnsonís special counsel from 1965 to 1969, will introduce the film and take audience questions afterwards.
Produced in 1974 by Guggenheim Productions, Inc. for the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, The Journey of Lyndon Johnson expertly weaves archival film and photographs to chronicle Johnson’s remarkable life, career, and service to his country. Executive Produced by Charles Guggenheim. Directed by Robert Pierce. Narrated by Melvyn Douglas. (51 minutes.)
The screening is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building, located at Constitution and 7th St., NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station.
To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call the Public Programs Line at: (202) 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.
For more information on Johnson Centennial events, please visit www.lbj100.org/.
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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.