Saturday, March 20, 2010

Liz Carpenter, R. I. P.

News 8 Austin | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES | Former White House press secretary Liz Carpenter dies: "The road to the White House for journalist and author Liz Carpenter had its humble beginnings in Central Texas.

Carpenter died Saturday morning at University Medical Center at Brackenridge Hospital.

Born in Salado in 1920, Carpenter served on Vice President Lyndon Johnson's staff. She wrote the words that ushered him in as the president of the United States, at the death of John F. Kennedy."

Judy and I met Liz Carpenter at a writer's conference once. She was a fine speaker, warm and funny, and she signed a copy of her book for me to give to my mother.

2 comments:

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

You can catch the delightful Liz Carpenter on a number of Book TV programs such as this one:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/80513-1

Bill Crider said...

Thanks for the link!