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LBJ docudrama 'All the Way' inspires even as real campaign does not

LBJ docudrama 'All the Way' inspires even as real campaign does not

The Tony Award-winning play "All the Way" could hardly come to TV at a better time for the country.

As we approach the finish line of one of the longest primary seasons in history and ponder a general election with two likely candidates who have some of the highest negatives ever, images of presidential greatness are greatly needed. And HBO, which has a record of outstanding political docudramas like "Game Change," offers one such portrait with this dramatically dazzling exploration of Lyndon Johnson's first year in office after the assassination of John Kennedy.

Before it ends, Johnson will do what his lionized predecessor couldn't do: get the Civil Rights...

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