First Ladies: Influence and Image is an original C-SPAN feature series telling the stories of America’s 45 First Ladies through conversations with top experts and video tours of historic sites. To view the entire series, visit: http://firstladies.c-span.org/
As First Lady, Martha Washington brought with her the life experiences that formed her ways of thinking.
A discussion about the life and role of Abigail Adams during the Revolutionary War.
A discussion about Dolley Madison’s role during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency.
Guests discuss the politics involved in the 1860 election and Mary Lincoln’s early days in the White House.
Guests discuss Edith Wilson taking over for her husband, Woodrow Wilson, after he suffered a series of incapacitating strokes.
Guests discuss the beginning of the Roosevelt Administration and the role of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt during that time.
Guests discuss Jacqueline Kennedy’s contributions as First Lady including entertaining and the arts.
Guests discus First Lady Johnson’s role in the 1960 presidential campaign in which John F. Kennedy was elected president and Lyndon Johnson vice president.
Historian Richard Norton Smith on Betty Ford’s role as First Lady, including her beliefs on key political issues.
Guests discuss First Lady Nancy Reagan's contributions to the White House.
Guests discuss First Lady Barbara Bush and her work with literacy within the United States.
Guests discuss the First Lady Hillary Clinton's transition from the White House and decision to run for office in the Senate.
First Lady Laura Bush and guests discuss the possibility of a salary for First Ladies and whether or not they should be able to have a career outside the White House.
Guests discuss the image of First Lady Michelle Obama in the media.
First Ladies: Influence and Image is an original C-SPAN feature series telling the stories of America’s 45 First Ladies through conversations with top experts and video tours of historic sites.
To view the entire series, visit: http://firstladies.c-span.org/