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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Mark Farkas on First Ladies

    Mark Farkas talked about the book, First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women, that had just been released in paperback. He discussed the role of first lady and gave…

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    Mark Farkas on First Ladies

    Mark Farkas, executive producer of the C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image,” discussed the role of first lady and what it means to have the ear of the president. He talked about…

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    Showcase for the Nation

    This 1968 documentary tells the story of Lady Bird Johnson’s beautification program. The program focused on improving neglected areas of the nation’s capital by planting trees and flowers,…

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