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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • Bryan Cranston shines as Lyndon B. Johnson

    "If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: President can't swim," fumed Lyndon B. Johnson. THE massed crowd outside the theater on 52nd Street the other night was waiting to get a...
  • UC Irvine students excited about Obama commencement speech

    UC Irvine students excited about Obama commencement speech
    Students at UC Irvine say they are excited about having President Obama speak at their commencement this year after the news was announced Thursday. “I feel it to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Alex Liao, an international studies...
  • Bryan Cranston treads lightly, helps teen score a prom date

    Bryan Cranston treads lightly, helps teen score a prom date
    If you never ask the question, you'll never know the answer.  That truism worked two times over for "Breaking Bad" fan Stefan Montana, who last week asked Bryan Cranston — a.k.a. Walter White — to help him ask his friend Maddie to the junior...
  • 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston gets his hooks into LBJ

    'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston gets his hooks into LBJ
    NEW YORK  — Since the White House is, in essence, the biggest stage in the world, it's probably no surprise that Americans crave presidents who are larger than life. We also expect our leaders to relate to our tawdry selves, which accounts for how...
  • Reporter Bill Plante reflects on a changing White House

    Reporter Bill Plante reflects on a changing White House
    Bill Plante's journey from his Rogers Park upbringing to his current and longstanding post as CBS News White House correspondent has been, in many senses, a conventional one for reporters of a certain age. Plante, now 76, got into radio young — at...
  • Jared Leto -- actor, singer, runner, Oscar winner and where is his portrait in the attic?

    "THE ONLY way to enjoy one's life is to work; work is so much more fun than fun," said Noel Coward. WHEN sitting with Jared Leto a couple of months ago, at a Peggy Siegal luncheon to celebrate the success of "The Dallas Buyers Club," I was, of course,...
  • Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order

    Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order
    WASHINGTON — President Obama worked successfully to end discrimination against gays in the military and moved swiftly to implement a Supreme Court ruling protecting married gay couples from federal discrimination. But gay rights advocates are...
  • When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points

    When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points
    The nearly two-minute UC Irvine video looks like an appeal to prospective students, featuring a montage of undergraduates walking around campus, dancing in classrooms and celebrating big basketball victories. But the target audience becomes obvious at...
  • Telling tales of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft

    Telling tales of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft
    Teddy Roosevelt died in 1919. Doris Kearns Goodwin was not born until 1943, but to hear her tell it, she spent the better part of seven years living with the legendary U.S. president. That's how visceral the experience was for Goodwin as she wrote her...
  • Bob Strauss, a remarkable Democrat

    WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served...
  • Michigan Republican Eyes Rare Senate Win

    Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former...
  • When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points

    When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points
    The nearly two-minute UC Irvine video looks like an appeal to prospective students, featuring a montage of undergraduates walking around campus, dancing in classrooms and celebrating big basketball victories. But the target audience becomes obvious at...