Press Secretaries: A Riot in the White House

"It's going to be a long, hot summer with rioting in the East Wing," groaned Elizabeth Carpenter as she looked forlornly forward to Luci Baines Johnson's August wedding. As Lady Bird's press secretary, Liz has cause to worry. All the world's journalists, from the Australian Consolidated Press to an editor of the student paper at Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia, want to come to the affair. Turning most of them down is tough enough; saying no to assorted requests from reporters who have been invited is honing her tongue. How...

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