First Ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane

Ann Covell and Feather Schwartz Foster talked about the life and influence of first ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane. They… read more

Ann Covell and Feather Schwartz Foster talked about the life and influence of first ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the extent of mourning in which Mrs. Pierce was plunged by the death of her only remaining son on the way to the inauguration which she had never wanted and the great popularity and influence of Harriet Lane, the niece of President James Buchanan, the only bachelor American president. 

Video was shown from the Aiken House in Andover, Mass.; the New Hampshire Historical Society, the Pierce Manse, and the grave site in Concord, N.H.; and President James Buchanan’s Wheatland near Lancaster, Pa.

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

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

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First Ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane

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Program ID:
310732-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 15, 2013
Last Aired:
Aug 14, 2013

Airing Details

  • Apr 15, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Apr 15, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 15, 2013 | 9:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 16, 2013 | 12:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 20, 2013 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 14, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 14, 2013 | 9:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 14, 2013 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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