First Ladies Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson

Mr. Cooper and Ms. Miller talked about the lives and influences of first ladies Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson, and responded to… read more

Mr. Cooper and Ms. Miller talked about the lives and influences of first ladies Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Ellen Wilson designed the Rose Garden before she died and lobbied for her own causes. Edith Wilson is known for her “stewardship” of the presidency after President Wilson’s stroke.

Mr. Enholm gave a remote video tour of the Woodrow Wilson House where former President and Edith Wilson lived, where Mr. Fuller was also interviewed.

Several silent film clips were shown of the Wilsons. In video clips, letters were shown by Ms. Dillard in the Wilson Presidential Library Archives and by Mr. Maynard in the Princeton University archives. Mr. Maynard also showed Prospect House, the former home of the presidents of Princeton University, including the garden Ellen Wilson designed. Ms. Smith showed the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum.

This was the 19th 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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  • Cooper, John Milton Jr. Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin-Madison->History Department
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First Ladies Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson

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C-SPAN Specials
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Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 23, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 18, 2013

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  • Sep 23, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 23, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 24, 2013 | 12:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 29, 2013 | 3:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 18, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
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