First Lady Edith Roosevelt

Kathleen Dalton and Stacy Cordery talked about the life and influence of first lady Edith Roosevelt and responded to telephone calls and… read more

Kathleen Dalton and Stacy Cordery talked about the life and influence of first lady Edith Roosevelt and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Edith Roosevelt managed the creation of the West Wing as a private residence for her large family and handled security, the press, and publicity for her children. She professionalized the office of the first lady and hired a social secretary to assist with an intense social schedule. Topics included her active social conscience and their relations with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Video clips were shown of Amy Verone showing artifacts from the Roosevelt home, Sagamore Hill, in Oyster Bay, New York, and of Paula Beazley giving a tour of the Pine Knot retreat in Albemarle County, Virginia. Also shown was a clip of Edith Roosevelt speaking at a rally in 1932.

This was the 17th 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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  • Beazley, Paula President Edith and Theodore Roosevelt Pine Knot Foundation
  • Cordery, Stacy A. Professor Monmouth College (Monmouth, IL)->History Department
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First Lady Edith Roosevelt

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Program ID:
314524-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 9, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 16, 2013

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  • Sep 09, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 09, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 09, 2013 | 9:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 10, 2013 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 14, 2013 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 14, 2013 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 16, 2013 | 9:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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