First Ladies Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, and Abigail Fillmore

Paul Finkelman and Conover Hunt talked about the life and influence of first ladies Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, and Abigail… read more

Paul Finkelman and Conover Hunt talked about the life and influence of first ladies Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, and Abigail Fillmore. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Sarah Polk remains the most politically active and influential first lady. Margaret Taylor was a reluctant short-term first lady. Abigail Fillmore, a teacher, was the first presidential wife to have had a job. She established the White House library and made it a cultural center for the arts.

Video was shown from the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee; the Millard Fillmore House Museum in East Aurora, New York; and the Yellow Oval Room from the documentary The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home.

This was the seventh episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Kathy Frost Curator Millard Fillmore House Museum
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First Ladies Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, and Abigail Fillmore

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Program ID:
310731-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 8, 2013
Last Aired:
Jun 6, 2015

Airing Details

  • Apr 08, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 08, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Apr 08, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 09, 2013 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 13, 2013 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 13, 2013 | 7:10pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Apr 20, 2013 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 13, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 13, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 14, 2013 | 12:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2015 | 7:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2015 | 12:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 06, 2015 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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