In his era, Johnson was rightly vilified in his escalation of the Vietnam War, but in other areas of legislation (the Civil Rights Act, Medicare, Medicaid, the anti-poverty Great Society) LBJ sought to uplift the underclass in this country, based on an empathy that is smartly expressed in the film. The assassination of JFK was a shocking act, and it was Johnson in the aftermath who had to reset the path of a nation.
Source: ‘LBJ’ is Important American History Brought to Light
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Somehow it keeps coming back to this.
There is a lot in this article (and the comments) that is out there. But at comments #35 and #41 LBJ’s heritage is referenced in ways that are new to me.