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This made-for-TV film chronicles the years 1934 through 1963, tracing the beginnings of Johnson's public career, chronicling his reputation for down-and-dirty politicking, and following his progress.
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Uses actual recordings and arrangements of music from Wild Rovers
(1971) for opening titles music. See more
The "1955" segment opens with LBJ as Senate majority leader, calling White House Chief of Staff Sherman Adams to try to get President Eisenhower to support an effort to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy. In fact, the Senate censured McCarthy in December 1954, when the Republicans still controlled the upper chamber and Johnson was still minority leader. See more