Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater And The 1964 Campaign That Changed It All

Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater And The 1964 Campaign That Changed It All

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Looking back a half-century to the 1964 White House contest between President Lyndon Johnson and Senator Barry Goldwater reveals a critical, formative moment that reshaped the American political landscape. Polarized by very different personalities and ideologies, LBJ and Goldwater attacked one another–and in the process opened the door to the era of highly negative advertising campaigns for elections. Interviews with historians and participants in the campaign illuminate how both candidates pushed their parties to the polar opposite ends of the political spectrum, planting the seeds for today’s hyper-partisan politics that contribute to gridlock in Washington and throughout the nation.

Interviews include, among others, former Rep. Barry Goldwater Jr., son of the late senator; Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson, daughters of President and Mrs. Johnson; Joanne Bland, civil rights activist; Victor Gold, who worked on the Goldwater presidential campaign; Richard Goodwin, former advisor to Johnson; Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer and presidential historian.

Directed by Paul Tait Roberts.

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