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Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78705
Join the LBJ Presidential Library on Saturday, June 24, 2017, for the exhibition opening of «On the Air: 50 Years of Public Broadcasting.» Admission will be free for all.
Exhibition opening day family-friendly activities include:
— The opportunity to meet and greet and take photos with Walkaround Elmo from approximately 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
— Performances of «Barnyard Boogie,» a disco-style musical revue, by the Small Wonders Puppet Theater at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
— Cookie giveaway
— Enter for a chance to attend an Austin City Limits TV taping and to take a behind-the-scenes tour
/// About the exhibition \\\
Fifty years ago this year, on Nov. 7, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and, eventually, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and National Public Radio (NPR).
The «On the Air: 50 Years of Public Broadcasting» exhibition examines the cultural legacy of the Public Broadcasting Act by highlighting the classic television shows and radio programs of PBS and NPR. Several iconic artifacts from beloved programs are featured, including:
— Sesame Street puppets (Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and Count von Count)
— Mister Rogers' sweater and sneakers
— An original painting by Bob Ross, the host of «The Joy of Painting»
— A copy of Julia Child's «Master the Art of French Cooking» cookbook with a personal inscription to Lady Bird Johnson
There are also opportunities to take photos with the Sesame Street puppets as well as in front of iconic Sesame Street backdrops. We invite you to share your photo with us on social media using the hashtag #LBJOnTheAir!
/// Location & Parking \\\
The LBJ Library is located at 2313 Red River St. Free visitor parking is available in lot #38, located directly off Red River St.
Thank you to our exhibition sponsors: KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and KUT Austin.
For more information, visit lbjlibrary.org.