President Johnson and Lady Bird leave the home of a Kentucky family in 1964, during an election-year effort to shine a light on poverty in the United States. Lady Bird gave her husband crucial support when he suffered doubts before the 1964 Democratic National Convention about running for his first full term. “You are as brave a man as Harry Truman or FDR or Lincoln,” she wrote in a letter. “To step out now would be wrong for your country, and I can see nothing but a lonely wasteland for your future."
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