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Encore Booknotes: "Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson"

Robert Caro

About the Program

Robert Caro discusses his book, "Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson," volume two of his biography of the 36th President of the United States.  During this interview, which originally aired in 1990, Mr. Caro talks about Johnson's early life in politics and his eventual election to the U.S. Senate in 1948.  Mr. Caro also describes the research he did for the book and the documents he obtained at the Johnson Presidential Library in Texas.  Robert Caro will discuss the latest volume of his Johnson biography, "The Passage of Power," on C-SPAN's "Q&A" program on Sunday, May 6th at 8pm ET and 11pm ET.             

About the Authors

Robert Caro

Robert Caro is the author of several books, including "The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974.  The third of his five-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, "Master of the Senate," was awarded the National Book Award in 2002 and Pulitzer Prize in 2003.  The fourth volume, "The Passage of Power," was published on May 1, 2012.  For more, visit: robertcaro.com.   


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Encore Booknotes: "Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson"

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Past Airings

  • Saturday, May 5th at 6pm (ET)
  • Saturday, December 3rd at 6pm (ET)
  • Saturday, October 13th at 6pm (ET)
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