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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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    Hillary Clinton and the White House

    Authors and journalists talked about the possibility of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016 and and some of the hurdles she might face in a second…

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    The Roles of the President's Spouse

    Carl Anthony talked about the activities and personalities of all the first ladies, their impact on the political careers of their husbands, and how they were perceived by the press of…

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    First Lady Ida McKinley

    Carl Sferrazza Anthony and Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Ida McKinley and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among the…

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    First Ladies Lucretia Garfield and Mary Arthur McElroy

    Carl Sferrazza Anthony talked about the life and influence of first ladies Lucretia Garfield and Mary Arthur McElroy and responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Jackie Kennedy and the Kennedy Presidency

    Carl Sferrazza Anthony talked from Los Angeles about the book, Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, and the accompanying audiotapes of Mrs. Kennedy…

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    Betty Ford

    Historian and author Carl Anthony reflects on First Lady Betty Ford’s place in history. The lecture coincides with an exhibit on Mrs. Ford’s life at the Gerald R. Ford…

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    Grace Coolidge's Influence on President Coolidge

    Historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony, author of the two-volume First Ladies: The Saga of the Presidents' Wives and Their Power, reflected on first lady Grace Coolidge’s influence on the…

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    History of First Ladies

    Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History.” The concluding session of…

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    Private Lives of First Ladies

    Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History.” The morning panel titled…

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    First Ladies and American Women's History

    Nancy Cott gave the keynote address for the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History,” and talked about…

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    First Ladies as Public Figures

    Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History.” In an afternoon session…

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    Book Discussion on Nellie Taft : The Unconventional First Lady

    Mr. Anthony talked about his book Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era, published by William Morrow. This is the first biography of Helen Herron Taft, the…

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    A Conversation with Nancy Reagan

    Mrs. Reagan talked about her experiences as first lady from 1981 to 1989 and her opinions on the changing role of the first lady.

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    Reagan Miniseries

    In a live simulcast from Showtime, participants talked about a movie on President and Mrs. Reagan telecast the previous evening. The movie was originally made as a miniseries for…

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    Book Discussion on America's First Families

    Carl Anthony talked about the private lives of the First Families, from that of President John Adams through President Bill Clinton. He used photographs, anecdotes, political analysis,…

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    Book Discussion on An Invitation to the White House

    The first lady talked about her book An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History, published by Simon and Schuster. President Clinton, Mr. Brown, who wrote the forward,…

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    Off Stage at the White House

    Participants spoke about the presidency, life in the White House, and about past presidents' personal and family life. They also talked about their own experiences behind the scenes…

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    Book Discussion on American First Ladies

    This annual event, held on Bess Truman’s birthday, honors women in general and first ladies specifically. Mr. Anthony contrasted the behaviors and attitudes of first ladies…

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    American Presidents Series Finale

    To conclude the C-SPAN American Presidents series, telephone lines were opened for audience comments on the American President series and to answer the question, “Who was the most…

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