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Lecture Transcripts

The LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series honors the legacy of Texas State University's most distinguished alumnus and the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, by fulfilling his promise to bring important leaders to the university to share their philosophies and experiences.

President Lyndon B. Johnson's signature

Transcripts of Lectures in the Series

2018

  • José Hernández · Transcript currently unavailable
    Astronaut and engineer
  • Bryan Stevenson · Transcript currently unavailable
    Attorney, author, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative

2017

  • Dr. Samantha Nutt · Transcript currently unavailable
    Founder and executive director of War Child in North America

2016

  • William H. McRaven · Transcript currently unavailable
    The University of Texas System Chancellor and retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral

2015

  • Robert Rodriguez · Transcript currently unavailable
    Film director, screenwriter and producer

2013

  • Patrick J. Kennedy · Transcript currently unavailable
    Former U.S. representative and co-founder of One Mind for Research

2011

  • Soledad O'Brien · Transcript currently unavailable
    Award-winning journalist and CNN anchor

2009

  • Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson · Transcript currently unavailable
    Moderated by Harry Middleton

2007

  • Isabel Allende · Transcript coming soon
    Author
  • Erin Brockovich · Transcript currently unavailable
    Environmental activist

2005

  • Maya Angelou · Transcript currently unavailable
    Poet, author and activist
  • Arnold Mitchem · Transcript coming soon
    President of the Council for Opportunity in Education

2004

  • John Seigenthaler · Transcript coming soon
    Founder, First Amendment Center
  • Tibor P. Nagy Jr. · Transcript coming soon
    Former ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea

2003

  • Parker J. Palmer · Transcript coming soon
    Writer, teacher
  • Robert Krueger · Transcript coming soon
    Former U.S. representative, senator and ambassador

2002

  • Morris Dees · Transcript coming soon
    Co-founder and chief counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center

2001

  • David Shribman · Transcript coming soon
    Washington bureau chief, Boston Globe

2000

  • Ida Castro · Transcript coming soon
    Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • George Christian and Harry Middleton · Transcript coming soon
    Former press secretary to LBJ; director of the LBJ Library

1998

  • Rita Dove · Transcript coming soon
    Past poet laureate of the United States

1997

  • Jim Lehrer · Transcript coming soon
    PBS news anchor and author
  • Jack Valenti · Transcript coming soon
    CEO, Motion Picture Association of America

1996

  • Helen Thomas · Transcript coming soon
    White House UPI bureau chief

1995

  • Richard W. Riley · Transcript coming soon
    Secretary of Education

1994

  • Jake Pickle · Transcript currently unavailable
    U.S. representative

1992

  • Liz Carpenter · Transcript coming soon
    Author, columnist

1991

  • Larry L. King · Transcript coming soon
    Playwright, author

1990

  • Lukas Foss · Transcript coming soon
    Composer, conductor

1989

  • William S. Sessions · Transcript coming soon
    Director, FBI
  • James Farmer · Transcript coming soon
    Civil rights leader

1987

  • The Next Amendment · Transcript coming soon
    Play celebrating 200th anniversary of the Constitution

1986

  • Keith Best · Transcript coming soon
    Member of British Parliament

1985

  • Dr. James “Red” Duke · Transcript coming soon
    Physician, TV personality
  • William D. Ford · Transcript coming soon
    U.S. representative

1984

  • Bobby Ray Inman · Transcript coming soon
    Former director, National Security Agency, and deputy director, CIA
  • Jim Wright · Transcript coming soon
    House Majority Leader

1983

  • Gerald Ford · Transcript coming soon
    Former President of the United States
  • C. Warren Hollister • Transcript coming soon
    Historian, with one of four extant copies of the Magna Carta

1982