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First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
Allida Black and Douglas Brinkley talked about the life and influence of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her independent live and causes and the numerous precedents she set as well as her challenges to and support of President Franklin Roosevelt’s policies. Several audio and video clips were shown of her.8,272 views
Video clips were shown of Victor Pennes giving a tour of Springwood and Val-Kil, and Jeffrey Urbin a tour of materials in the archives of the presidential library in Hyde Park, N.Y.
This was the 23rd episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
Michael Beschloss and Barbara Perry talked about the life and influence of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the growing use of television, redecoration of the White House, her influence on art and fashion, and her international fame and outreach.10,369 views
In video clips James Wagner showed artifacts in the Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.
Audio played included clips from a telephone call with President Johnson a few days after the assassination and a 1964 oral history interview. Several video clips were shown, some in color. Clips included a March 24, 1961, NBC interview with Sander Vanocur and an April 3, 1957, NBC interview with Arlene Francis.
This was the 26th episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”