Doris Kearns Goodwin on Lyndon Johnson

Noted historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin joined Downtown again to talk about the e-book release of “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.” She shared her experiences working with LBJ when she was a young woman and her impressions of the larger-than-life President. Goodwin offered her thoughts on why Johnson was such a big proponent of Civil Rights, especially when he came from a very conservative part of the country and also speculated on how Johnson might fare in today’s political world. Goodwin, as a big fan of the Red Sox, also expressed optimism about the team’s young players moving forward.