First Lady Grace Coolidge

Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and… read more

Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included role as a style icon, her causes, and renovating the White House.

Video clips were shown of William Jenney and Kate Bradley giving tours of the Coolidge family home and archives in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. A video clip was shown of Julie Bartlett Nelson giving a tour of the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts, where Grace Coolidge was working when she met Calvin Coolidge.

Many silent film clips were shown, including with celebrities such as Charles Lindbergh and Helen Keller. Also shown was a clip of the first presidential sound with film recording and one of former first lady Grace Coolidge. A video clip was shown of the Solarium from the documentary The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home.

This was the 21st 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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First Lady Grace Coolidge

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Program ID:
314528-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 7, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 20, 2013

Airing Details

  • Oct 07, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 07, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Oct 07, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 08, 2013 | 12:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 2013 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 2013 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 20, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 20, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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