First Lady Ida McKinley

Carl Sferrazza Anthony and Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Ida McKinley and responded to telephone… read more

Carl Sferrazza Anthony and Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Ida McKinley and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among the topics they addressed were her role on the presidential campaign trail, her battles with epilepsy, and her talent for crocheted slippers, which she made for numerous White House guests. In September 1901 Mrs. McKinley became the third first lady in the country’s history to become a widow at the hands of an assassin’s bullet when President McKinley was shot by an anarchist while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. Silent film from the exposition was shown, including the first moving pictures of a president and first lady together. Portions of video tours were shown of the Saxton McKinley House, where Ida McKinley was born, and the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, both in Canton, Ohio.

This was the 16th episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” close

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First Lady Ida McKinley

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Program ID:
310740-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 10, 2013
Last Aired:
Aug 27, 2013

Airing Details

  • Jun 10, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 10, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jun 10, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 11, 2013 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 15, 2013 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 15, 2013 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 26, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 26, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 27, 2013 | 12:08am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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