On the next Fresh Air, correcting the record on Lady Bird Johnson. Dave Davies talks with writer Julia Sweig about the First Lady regarded as the genteel advocate of highway beautification, who was a savvy political advisor to President Lyndon Johnson. Sweig’s new book is In Plain Sight. Join us.
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(Photo: Lady Bird Johnson in 1962. As a child in East Texas, she earned the nickname that would stay with her throughout her life when a nursemaid remarked that she was "as pretty as a lady bird." - Hulton Archive/Getty Images, via NPR)