Ahead of the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, names are starting to surface, including “All the Way” lead actor Bryan Cranston.
Early this year, the HBO adaptation, which features the struggle of President Lyndon Johnson to enact the Civil Rights Law and win the election, was received well by the public and critics.
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As most people know, Johnson’s rise to power was totally unexpected after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. His entry to the White House was unexpected as well. This is on top of the fact that he had to deal with a lot of national issues at the time, including the Vietnam War.
All of these, together with other political happenings during the same period, were some of the highlights of the Tony-award winning American playwright Robert Schenkkan’s play. The passage of the Civil Rights Act was featured in the middle of the film.
But for those who haven’t watched the feature-length drama, it wasn’t all about Johnson, known as the “accidental president.” While it is true that the film revolved around the story and struggles of Johnson, it was actually more about U.S. politics than the personality, the LA Times reported.
According to an article from the Telegraph, the drama was based on Johnson’s campaign slogan, “All the Way With BJL.” The same slogan became the ultimate line that defined Johnson’s political career.