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    Q&A with Julia Sweig

    Julia Sweig talked about the influence Lady Bird Johnson had on Lyndon Johnson’s decision-making, both before and during his presidency. She also discussed Mrs. Johnson’s accomplishments as first…

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    My Trip Abroad by Eleanor Roosevelt

    In this short film, popular newspaper columnist and former first lady Elearnor Roosevelt narrates her trip to Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Holland, France, and England to observe…

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    First Ladies

    From the days of Martha Washington, America’s first ladies have been public figures. Betty Boyd Caroli talked about how Mrs. Washington and her successors defined their unique position. She is the…

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    Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Partnership

    Paul Sparrow looked at the personal and political partnership between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt that captivated the nation and transformed how the federal government interacted with…

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    Lady in Red

    Sheila Tate, former press secretary for first lady Nancy Reagan, recalled the personal and public life of Mrs. Reagan.

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    First Ladies in Art

    The National Portrait Gallery’s senior historian Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw provided an overview of their exhibit, “Every Eye is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States.” She discussed how…

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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Advice Column

    Mary Jo Binker talked about and read excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice column written for more than 20 years for Ladies' Home Journal and McCall’s Magazine. Ms. Binker is editor of…

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    First Lady Jill Biden Visits National Guard Troops

    First lady Jill Biden delivered chocolate chip cookies to National Guard Soldiers at the Capitol. She said, “the Bidens are a National Guard family” in reference to her son Beau Biden’s…

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    First Ladies' Memoirs

    Washington University in St. Louis Professor Peter Kastor led a discussion comparing several first ladies' memoirs, from Sarah Polk to Michelle Obama. He and his class talked about subjects…

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    Eleanor

    Biographer David Michaelis recalled the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. This was a virtual event hosted by Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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    First Lady Melania Trump Farewell Address

    First lady Melania Trump delivered her farewell address from the White House. She spoke about her time as first lady and her initiative, Be Best.

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    Jackie Kennedy's Style and Substance

    Miller Center presidential studies director Barbara Perry discussed Jackie Kennedy’s time as first lady. Ms. Perry argued that as an ambassador and style icon Jackie Kennedy actively…

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    Ford Family in the White House

    Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, talked about the Ford family’s time in the White House with former ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton. They…

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    Barbara Bush Scrapbooks

    Former first lady Barbara Bush kept scrapbooks of every year of the Bush’s life together. Warren Finch, Director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum showed items from one of…

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    Jacqueline Kennedy's Asian Journey

    This United States Information Agency film covers Jacqueline Kennedy’s visit to India and Pakistan in March of 1962. According to the closing credits, it was shown in 106 nations. The Cold…

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    The Hudson

    In this film produced by the Naval White House Photographic Unit, Lady Bird Johnson begins at the Statue of Liberty, where she dedicates the American Museum of Immigration. She then visits…

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    Pat Nixon and Betty Ford

    Historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony looked at how the fashion choices of former first ladies Pat Nixon and Betty Ford reflected the politics and culture of their times. Mr. Anthony is the…

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    Carl Sferrazza Anthony on Florence Harding

    Carl Sferrazza Anthony, author of “Florence Harding: The First Lady, the Jazz Age, and the Death of America’s Most Scandalous President” discussed the life of President Warren G. Harding’s…

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    First Lady Pat Nixon

    Pat Nixon entered the White House as first lady 50 years ago in January 1969. A panel discussed her work, interests and contributions to the Nixon administration. The White House Historical…

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    After Words with Mary Jordan

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan discussed the life and influence of first lady Melania Trump. She was interviewed by USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan…

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