First Lady Mamie Eisenhower

Marilyn Holt and Edith Mayo talked about the life and influence of first lady Mamie Eisenhower and responded to telephone calls and… read more

Marilyn Holt and Edith Mayo talked about the life and influence of first lady Mamie Eisenhower and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the perception of Mamie Eisenhower as an icon of the 1950s woman. She held only one press conference as first lady but was an active campaigner. She was popular even before the presidency and was on best-dressed lists as a general’s wife. She managed their domestic life and the White House, including a record number of state visits. Live video was shown of Alyce Evans giving Peter Slen a tour of the Eisenhower’s only home at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In video clips, William Snyder displayed artifacts at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas. 

Film and television clips were shown, including from a 1956 CBS special, a 1979 ABC News “20/20” interview with Barbara Walters, and a 1956 campaign ad.

This was the 25th 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 Mamie Eisenhower

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Program ID:
314532-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 4, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 26, 2013

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  • Nov 04, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 04, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 04, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 05, 2013 | 12:05am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 09, 2013 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 09, 2013 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 28, 2013 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 28, 2013 | 10:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 28, 2013 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 29, 2013 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 26, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 26, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
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