Out of the vault
Lady Bird Johnson’s home movies, video clips of Karl Rove at 21, private asides from Ronald Reagan, TV outtakes from Harry Truman — these and more than 1,000 other private recordings, rare footage and more will be soon revealed by C-SPAN.
The network will parse the neverbefore or rarely seen materials during “Presidential Libraries,” a new 12-week series. The curious are in luck: All the sounds and images also will be available online (www.cspan.org/presidentiallibraries).
“We believe we can bring some new perspectives to these 12 men and some historical context to the highly competitive 2008 presidential election,” said C-SPAN President Susan Swain. The series begins Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.