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  • Blanche Wiesen Cook Discusses emEleanor Roosevelt Volume 3em
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    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 three volume series on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. The series…

    833 views
  • First Lady Florence Harding
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    First Lady Florence Harding

    Katherine Sibley talked about how Florence Harding set new precedents as first lady by advocating for causes such as veterans' assistance and animal rights. She also talked about how President Warren…

    324 views
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    Grandmere

    David Roosevelt talked about his book Grandmere: A Personal History of Eleanor Roosevelt, in which he recounts his personal memories with Eleanor Roosevelt and describes her life outside of the political…

    310 views
  • Eleanor Roosevelts ValKill Cottage
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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Cottage

    Franceska Macsali-Urbin gave a tour of Val-Kill Cottage, the only home first lady Eleanor Roosevelt ever owned by herself. She also spoke about some of Ms. Roosevelt’s political contributions. C-SPAN’s…

    394 views
  • Veronica Chambers Discusses emThe Meaning of Michelleem
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    The Meaning of Michelle

    Veronica Chambers talked about her book The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own, in which sh looks at the contributions of first…

    489 views
  • Washington Journal Lauren Wright Discusses the Role of Presidential Spouses
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    Lauren Wright on Presidential Spouses

    Lauren Wright talked about her book, On Behalf of the President, which examines the role first ladies play in communicating the president’s policy agenda.

    320 views
  • Louisa Thomas Discusses emLouisa The Extraordinary Life of Mrs Adamsem
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    Louisa

    Louisa Thomas talked about her book Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, in which she recalls the life of first lady Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams. born in…

    1,376 views
  • Doctors Provide Update on Health Conditions of George and Barbara Bush
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    News Conference on George and Barbara Bush Health Conditions

    Drs. Amy Mynderse and Marc Bloom, with the Houston Methodist Hospital, updated the news media on the latest condition of former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara…

    157 views
  • First Ladies Inaugural Ball Gowns
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    First Ladies' Inaugural Ball Gowns

    A curator from the National Museum of American History gave a historical overview of inaugural gowns worn by the nation’s first ladies and spoke about how their choices have shaped history and…

    200 views
  • Edith Wilson in the White House
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    Edith Wilson in the White House

    William Hazelgrove talked about his book, Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson. Edith Wilson married Woodrow Wilson after his first wife died in the White House. When…

    465 views
  • Diane Jacobs emDear Abigailem
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    Dear Abigail

    Biographer Diane Jacobs recalls the relationship between first lady Abigail Adams and her sisters, Elizabeth Shaw Peabody and Mary Cranch. The sisters from Weymouth, Massachusetts, stayed in…

    676 views
  • Kate Andersen Brower Discusses emFirst Womenem
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    First Women

    Kate Andersen Brower talked about her book First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies, in which she profiles the ten First Ladies since 1960.

    911 views
  • emThe Firebrand and the First Ladyem
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    The Firebrand and the First Lady

    Patricia Bell-Scott talked about her book The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice, in which she…

    1,359 views
  • Washington Journal Donna Rice Hughes on Melania Trumps Focus on Cyberbullying
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    Donna Rice Hughes on Melania Trump Cyberbullying Platform

    Donna Rice Hughes talked about cyber bullying, which incoming first lady Melania Trump said would be her platform issue after her husband takes the oath of office.

    830 views
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the Childrens National Health System
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    First Lady Michelle Obama at the Children's National Health System

    First lady Michelle Obama and television host Ryan Seacrest toured the Children’s National Health System and read holiday stories to patients and their families.

    592 views
  • Susan Quinn Discusses emEleanor and Hickem
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    Eleanor and Hick

    Susan Quinn talked about her book Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady, in which she examines the thirty year relationship between first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and…

    1,074 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…

    491 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…

    378 views
  • White House Holds State Dinner for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
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    State Dinner for Italian Prime Minister

    Former White House Social Secretary Julianna Smoot joined C-SPAN for coverage of a White House state dinner for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini. It was President…

    6,940 views
  • First Lady Michelle Obamas State Dinner Fashion
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    First Lady Michelle Obama's State Dinner Fashion

    As President Obama prepared to host the final state dinner of his presidency with the Italian prime minister, Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan talked about first lady Michelle Obama’s…

    500 views
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