Modern First Ladies

Historians Richard Norton Smith and Edith Mayo gave a preview of the second season of the C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and… read more

Historians Richard Norton Smith and Edith Mayo gave a preview of the second season of the C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image,” which was co-sponsored by the White House Historical Association. They talked about the politics, styles, and ever-changing White House of first ladies from Edith Roosevelt to Michelle Obama. They discussed how the role of first lady continued to grow in the 20th century and how new forms of mass media changed how they were portrayed and how they communicated with the public. Video clips of many first ladies were shown, including the first sound film of a sitting first lady. A video clip of Steve Ford talking about his parents illustrated the intimacy with which modern first families were viewed. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
314742-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 2, 2013
Last Aired:
Sep 7, 2013

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  • Sep 02, 2013 | 9:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 02, 2013 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 06, 2013 | 11:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 07, 2013 | 5:37am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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