Emmis Communications bought KLBJ-AM, KLBJ-FM, KGSR, and three other stations from LBJ Holding in 2003 for 5 million. Kennedy chose Lyndon Johnson as his running mate for the 1960 election.At Kennedy's request, Lady Bird took an expanded role during the campaign, as his wife Jacqueline was pregnant with their second child.
Her goal was to become a reporter, but she also earned a teaching certificate. Luci Baines married Pat Nugent and, later, Ian Turpin.Despite her young age, her father gave her a car so that she could drive herself to school, a distance of 15 miles (24 km) each way.She said of that time, "[I]t was an awful chore for my daddy to delegate some person from his business to take me in and out." During her senior year, when she realized that she had the highest grades in her class, she "purposely allowed her grades to slip" so that she would not have to give the valedictorian or salutatorian speech.The couple and their two daughters all shared the initials LBJ. Robb, who was later elected as governor of Virginia and U. Lady Bird had seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren at the time of her death.The daughters lived in the White House during their teenage years, under close scrutiny of the media. When Lyndon decided to run for Congress from Austin's 10th district, Lady Bird provided the money to launch his campaign.