Press Secretary on the Edge is a walk and talk with an historical figure (a professional actor/interpreter) who actuallhy worked in the White House. On this interactive walk guests follow Liz Carpenter, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson's vivacious press secretary, on a walk around the President's Neighborhood as she tells beguiling stories about working in both the West Wing and the East Wing, where the First Lady's staff are located. Liz is sharp-tongued, witty and totally enthusiastic about working in the White House! And in the process of walking and talking with guests, she readily shares the inside scoop.Note: The walk does not go into the White House or onto the White House grounds. But it does get as close to the White House as possible.
Native Texan Liz Carpenter (a professional actor), First Lady Lady Bird Johnson's gregarious press secretary, regales walk guests with first-hand information about President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, gleaned from working for them for years in just about every capacity imaginable. She was there on Air Force One when LBJ was sworn into office after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. She was involved with planning and executing many official presidential trips abroad. She was a favorite go-to person to smooth the media's often ruffled feathers. She also had an active role in the President's re-election campaign. Liz could amazingly convince almost anyone to do almost anything the President and First Lady needed. It was her job to at least try.And then there was the wedding — Luci Johnson's wedding. The year is 1967 and Liz was in charge of planning the wedding of Luci, the President and First Lady's daughter, to Pat Nugent. It's a story not to be missed. On this 70 minute walk you'll stroll with Liz outside the North Front of the White House, down the East side and finally end up across from the South Front of the White House where Liz will bid you farewell! Come prepared to ask lots of questions! Liz's enthusiasm is catching!NOTE: The walk takes place in Lafayette Square and around the President's neighborhood. It does not go into the White House or onto the White House grounds.