Behind the Scenes in the East Wing: Social Secretaries to First Ladies

Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential administrations. Bess Abell, Catherine Fenton… read more

Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential administrations. Bess Abell, Catherine Fenton and Laurie Firestone served first ladies from Lady Bird Johnson to Laura Bush. All three worked in a wartime White House. Whether it was organizing a bar-b-que for Lady Bird Johnson or exercising their diplomatic skills at a State Dinner, these social secretaries were the right-hand of the first lady. In this hour-long conversation at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, they recall their duties and life inside the White House. close

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Behind the Scenes in the East Wing: Social Secretaries to First Ladies

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Dallas, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Apr 15, 2012
Last Aired:
Aug 26, 2012

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  • Apr 15, 2012 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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