Blanche Wiesen Cook

Blanche Wiesen Cook

Blanche Wiesen Cook , Distinguished Professor of history at John Jay College in the City University of New York, is the author of 'Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884–1933', a Los Angeles Times Book Prize winning biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Cook's biography is controversial because of her claims that Roosevelt had a lesbian affair with reporter Lorena Hickok. Wikipedia*

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Blanche Wiesen Cook has 19 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 Forum as a Professor for the History of the City University of New York. The year with the most videos was 1999 with four videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2014 with an average of 1,352 views per program. Most appearances with Brian Lamb (2), Ron Chernow (2). Most common tags: Roosevelt, Franklin, U.S. History, Book Business.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2016 - Present Distinguished Professor, History, City University of New York Graduate Center Videos: 2 c. September 30, 1992 - Present Professor, History, City University of New York Videos: 17

Recent Appearances

  • Panel Discussion on Biographies

    Panel Discussion on Biographies

    Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962; Leigh Fought, author of Women in…

  • <em>Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3</em>

    Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3

    Professor Blanche Wiesen Cook talked about her book Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962, which completes her…

  • <em>Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA</em>

    Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA

    Editors and contributors of the book Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA talked about problems with capitalism and what it…

  • Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights

    Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights

    Blanche Weisen Cook talked about the legacy of the Eleanor Roosevelt and the former first lady’s commitment to human rights…

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