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TR-261123-18

Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN 55401-2097)
Melinda Ward (Project Director: January 2018 to October 2019)
John Barth (Project Director: October 2019 to present)
American Oral History Project: LBJ's Great Society & Richard Nixon's War

Production of two radio documentaries and twelve podcasts exploring the Johnson and Nixon presidencies from 1963 to mid-1975.

PRI requests NEH support for the production of a two-part audio documentary project exploring the transformative changes—political, social, and economic—that swept the US during the successive presidencies of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. LBJ’s Great Society and Richard Nixon’s Vietnam will join LBJ’s War, PRI’s previous NEH-funded audio project, within the larger tent of the American Oral History Project, an ambitious new effort to use the unique narrative power of oral history to provide new perspectives on the central figures and seminal events of the 1960s and 70s. Each of the new topics will be explored through a six-episode podcast series constructed from archival material such as interviews, White House recordings and phone calls, as well as narration and commentary from a distinguished historian. PRI will also create a landing page within its web site, PRI.org, where visitors can access audio segments on demand along with additional visual and text materials.

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Project fields:
Political History; U.S. History

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$301,331 (approved)
$301,331 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2018 – 6/30/2021


TR-250168-16

Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN 55401-2097)
Melinda Ward (Project Director: January 2016 to present)
LBJ's War: An Oral History

Production of six podcasts and scripting of a one-hour radio program exploring presidential decision-making during the Vietnam War.

Public Radio International (PRI) requests NEH support for LBJ’s War, an innovative oral history project to be produced in partnership with independent radio producer Stephen Atlas. LBJ’s War presents the story of how the US entanglement in the Vietnam War derailed a presidency that previously seemed destined for historic greatness, told through the recorded, and largely unheard, recollections of those who were there. A distinguished team of scholars and experts will help guide listeners through these materials, adding context and analysis. LBJ’s War will consist of one hour-long documentary radio show and a series of 6 podcasts, in the 10- to 20-minute range, that will open up and amplify stories touched upon in the hour but meriting more time and exploration. PRI will also create a web landing page where visitors can download the podcasts, read complete interview transcripts and listen to original audio segments in unedited form.

Project fields:
Military History; Political History; U.S. History

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$150,000 (approved)
$150,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2016 – 12/31/2017