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.

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
May 22, 2011
Last Aired:
Jul 6, 2013

Airing Details

  • May 22, 2011 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 22, 2011 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 28, 2011 | 3:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 29, 2011 | 2:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 01, 2013 | 9:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 02, 2013 | 12:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 06, 2013 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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