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    Book Discussion on The First Lady of Radio

    Stephen Drury Smith talked about his book, The First Lady of Radio: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Historic Broadcasts. An excerpt from a broadcast was played. The 2015 Roosevelt Reading…

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    First Ladies and the White House

    William Seale talked about the first ladies who have had the most impact on the executive mansion. The conversation was moderated by Susan Swain, C-SPAN co-president and editor of…

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    After Words with Peter Slevin

    Peter Slevin talked about his book, Michelle Obama: A Life, about the life of the first lady from childhood through the White House. Mr. Slevin was interviewed by Cassandra…

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    Private Lives and Public Images of the First Ladies

    Susan Swain led a panel discussion on how the first ladies of the United States have tried to balance their families' private lives with public expectations of the first family. Topics…

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    First Ladies and the Politics of Fashion

    Annette Dunlap talked about the evolution of first ladies' fashion, including the impact fashion had on their public image and what their wardrobe choices reveal about the time period.

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    Ken Burns on The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

    Ken Burns spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about his documentary series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, in which he chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor…

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    Filmmaker Ken Burns on The Roosevelts

    Ken Burns talked about his 14-hour, seven part PBS documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The film chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members…

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    Book Discussion on HRC

    Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen spoke about their biography, HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton, in which the co-authors look at Clinton’s political career since her…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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