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History Happy Hour: LBJ and the Great Society

A larger-than-life President and a transformative moment in American history. President Lyndon B. Johnson compiled a record of accomplishment on the domestic front unmatched since FDR. Fifty years later, these programs are so deeply woven into the fabric of American life that it is difficult to imagine the country without them. Melody Barnes, co-director for policy and public affairs of the Democracy Initiative at the University of Virginia and President Barack Obama's chief domestic policy advisor joins us to explore more about this ambitious series of policy initiatives, legislation and programs.

History Happy Hour is a biweekly virtual program hosted by the White House Historical Association. Join us as experts weigh in on a variety of historical topics, share their insights, answer audience questions, and enjoy presidential-inspired libations.

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