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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Spousal Program, Part 1

    After welcoming remarks by first lady Michelle Obama she was joined by her predecessor Laura Bush to be interviewed by Cokie Roberts. Topics included the initiatives they chose to…

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    Legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    Panelists talked about the life and legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. They described their encounters with the former First Lady after she left the White House, and talked about…

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    Role of the First Lady

    White House social secretaries who worked in the Johnson, Ford, Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations talked about various national programs promoted by first ladies, including Lady Bird…

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    Inside the First Lady's Office

    Reid Cherlin talked about his New Republic article, “Inside the East Wing: Who Shrank Michelle Obama,” on life working under first lady Michelle Obama. This program was part of…

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    Book Discussion on Dear Abigail

    Biographer Diane Jacobs recalls the relationship between first lady Abigail Adams and her sisters, Elizabeth Shaw Peabody and Mary Cranch. The sisters from Weymouth, Massachusetts,…

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    First Ladies Series Review

    Edith Mayo, Anita McBride, and Richard Norton Smith looked back at the year-long C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image,” and responded to telephone calls and…

    3,766 views
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    The Gilded Age of First Ladies

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the private lives and public roles of the first ladies of the Gilded Age and how they contributed to the nation. He focused on…

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    Role of the First Lady

    Robert Watson, author of The Presidents' Wives: Reassessing the Office of First Lady, talked by video link from Boynton Beach, Florida, about how the role of the first lady has changed…

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    Siena Research Institute First Ladies Poll

    Don Levy talked by video link from Loudonville, New York, about the results of a new Siena Research Institute poll of historians and scholars ranking the first ladies of the United…

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    First Lady Michelle Obama

    Liza Mundy and Krissah Thompson talked about the life and influence of first lady Michelle Obama and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They talked about her…

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    Laura Bush Interview

    Former first lady Laura Bush talked about her upbringing, meeting and marrying George W. Bush and their life together before the White House, as well as her reflections on her time as first…

    727 views
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    First Lady Laura Bush

    Ann Gerhart and Mark Updegrove talked about the life and influence of first lady Laura Bush and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They talked about her…

    3,817 views
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on a question drawn from a C-SPAN interview with former first lady Laura Bush in which she said the question about first ladies is,…

    523 views
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    First Lady Hillary Clinton

    Gail Sheehy and David Maraniss talked about the life and influence of first lady Hillary Clinton and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her…

    4,266 views
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    Barbara Bush Interview

    Former first lady Barbara Bush talked about her upbringing, meeting and marrying George H.W. Bush, and their life together before the White House as well as her reflections on her time as…

    1,144 views
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    First Lady Barbara Bush

    Myra Gutin and Jeffrey Engel talked about the life and influence of first lady Barbara Bush and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her…

    4,168 views
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    First Lady Nancy Reagan

    Judy Woodruff and Carl Cannon talked about the life and influence of first lady Nancy Reagan and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her role as…

    4,422 views
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    20th-Century First Ladies Vignettes

    Vignettes were shown of experts at historic sites talking about the first ladies of the United States from Edith Roosevelt through Rosalynn Carter, including clips of the first ladies. …

    443 views
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    White House Christmas Traditions

    Author Jennifer Pickens talked about the role first ladies have played in creating White House Christmas traditions. Ms. Pickens is the author of Christmas at the White House --…

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    Rosalynn Carter Interview

    Former first lady Rosalynn Carter talked about her political partnership with Jimmy Carter, the 1976 campaign, and what she learned as first lady of Georgia, as well as her time in the…

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