Women and the White House
Panelists discussed the influence of women in politics and presidential administrations. They discussed first ladies from Martha… read more
Panelists discussed the influence of women in politics and presidential administrations. They discussed first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, conflicting views of politically powerful first ladies, and the impact of the 19th Amendment on their public work. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Lesley Stahl moderated.
Cokie Roberts the author of Ladies of Liberty. Akhil Reed Amar is the author of America’s Constitution: A Biography.
“Women and the White House” was part of the New York Historical Society Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series and part of the series “Celebrating the 19th Amendment: Ninety Years.” The event was held February 2, 2011, at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Lesley Stahl Correspondent CBS->60 Minutes
Reagan, Gorbachev, and the End of the Cold War
A panel discussion was held on the critical relationship between the two great superpower leaders, Ronald Reagan of the…
A Look at Muller v. Oregon with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about the 1908 U.S. Supreme Court case of Muller v. Oregon which upheld the…
History of Women in the U.S. Senate
Female senators participated in a breakfast discussion moderated by Ms. Cokie Roberts. They talked about the…
First Ladies Through American History
Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator…