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  • First Lady Lady Bird Johnson
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    First Lady Lady Bird Johnson

    Cokie Roberts and Betty Boyd Caroli talked about the life and influence of first lady Lady Bird Johnson and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her business career, becoming a…

    7,197 views
  • Barbara Bush As Her Grandchildren Remember Her
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    Barbara Bush As Her Grandchildren Remember Her

    Five of Barbara Bush’s grandchildren remember her in this discussion moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts. The former first lady was only the second woman in history to be married to one…

    1,099 views
  • National Archives Foundation Honors Laura Bush
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    National Archives Foundation Honors Laura Bush

    The National Archives Foundation presented former first lady Laura Bush with its “Records of Achievement Award” at a gala in Washington, D.C. Before the award presentation, the former first…

    209 views
  • Michelle Obama and Laura Bush Discuss Role and Legacy of First Ladies
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    First Ladies' Support for the Military Community

    First lady Michelle Obama and her predecessor Laura Bush talked about their support for U.S. servicemembers, veterans, and their families. They spoke about their shared experiences raising…

    860 views
  • Historians Discuss First Ladies During Wartime
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    First Ladies During Wartime

    Historians examined the contributions of American first ladies during the nation’s wars. Speakers included William Seale, author of The President’s House and other books; history professor…

    583 views
  • USAfrica Leaders Summit Spousal Program
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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Spousal Program, Part 1

    After welcoming remarks by first lady Michelle Obama she was joined by her predecessor Laura Bush to be interviewed by Cokie Roberts. Topics included the initiatives they chose to spotlight, how they went about…

    1,457 views
  • Media Coverage of Americas First Ladies
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    Media Coverage of America's First Ladies

    Panelists talked about how the media had covered America’s first ladies throughout the years and how first ladies tried to craft their image in the media. They examined how first ladies used their…

    1,041 views
  • The Evolving Role  of the First Lady
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    The Evolving Role of the First Lady

    Participants spoke about the role of the first lady and how it had evolved as the nation changed during various eras. Among the topics addressed were the differing causes and projects undertaken by first ladies, their…

    473 views
  • Women and the White House
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    Women and the White House

    Panelists discussed the influence of women in politics and presidential administrations. They discussed first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, conflicting views of politically powerful first ladies, and…

    429 views
  • First Ladies Through American History
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    First Ladies Through American History

    Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?” “Influence Makers: First Ladies through…

    739 views
  • Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson
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    Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson

    Lady Bird Johnson is remembered on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her daughter, Lynda Robb Johnson, and others talk about Lady Bird’s life, achievements and contributions. Mark…

    506 views