Liz Carpenter: Bookfest 01

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In this Webcast, from the Library of Congress, author Liz Carpenter speaks at the 2001 National Book Festival. Carpenter was Lady Bird Johnson's press secretary and chief of staff during the Johnson administration and is the prolific author of articles and books. She shares humorous stories about her life as a speechmaker and discusses her book "Start with a Laugh: An Insider's Guide to Roasts, Toasts, Eulogies, and Other Speeches."

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    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Literary Analysis, English-Language Arts, Oral Presentations, Writing Strategies

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