When President Lyndon Baines Johnson dedicated his presidential library in 1971, he declared, “It’s all here, the story of our time—with the bark off.” Since then, in keeping with his vision, the LBJ Library has been a forum for the biggest names and best minds of our day to address the issues of our time. This podcast brings those conversations straight to you, featuring new interviews as well as recent “best of” live programming from the LBJ Library. Insightful, revealing conversations—”with the bark off.” The podcast is a production of the LBJ Foundation, hosted by its president and CEO, Mark K. Updegrove. Updegrove is an author, presidential historian for ABC News, and the former director of the LBJ Presidential Library.
While this nation has yet to elect its first woman president—and though history has downplayed her role—just over a century ago a woman became the nation’s first acting president. In fact, she was born in 1872, and her name was Edith Bolling Galt Wilson. She climbed her way out of Appalachian poverty and into the highest echelons of American power and in 1919 effectively acted as the first woman president of the U.S. (before women could even vote nationwide) when her husband, Woodrow Wilson, was incapacitated. […Learn More]