First Lady Lou Hoover

Annette Dunlap and Emily Charnock talked about the life and influence of first lady Lou Hoover and responded to telephone calls and… read more

Annette Dunlap and Emily Charnock talked about the life and influence of first lady Lou Hoover and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Active outdoors, Lou Hoover was the first woman in the country to get a geology degree. She was president of the Girl Scouts and promoted physical fitness for women, many charities, and volunteerism, especially during the Depression. The Hoovers did not publicize their charitable activities or their family life. She was the first to address the public by radio and to be recorded in film and sound as first lady. Clips were shown of her and President Hoover. 

Video clips were shown. Marcus Eckhardt showed artifacts in the Hoover Presidential Library. Sally Hurlbert showed Rapidan Camp, the Hoover mountain retreat. Lisa Kathleen Graddy showed items in the Smithsonian collection. Nick Siekierski showed the Hoover home in Stanford, California.

This was the 22nd 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 Lady Lou Hoover

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Program ID:
314529-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 14, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 28, 2013

Airing Details

  • Oct 14, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Oct 14, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 14, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 14, 2013 | 9:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 15, 2013 | 12:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 19, 2013 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 19, 2013 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 23, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 23, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 28, 2013 | 7:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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