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January 21, 2009

Growing Up In the White House

Luci Baines Johnson was 13 when her dad ran as the running mate of John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election. The circumstances of her father’s swearing in were tragic, so when Luci and her sister moved into the White House, it was without much enthusiasm.

Luci still managed to bring some teenage disasters upon herself. She nearly set her bedroom on fire, and she lost her hamsters just before a visit from Princess Margaret. Luci talks with Dick Gordon about what she learned growing up as a member of a First Family, and what she’d wish for the Obamas.

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