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  • First Lady Melania Trump Visits Hospitalized Children
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    First Lady Melania Trump Visits Hospitalized Children

    First lady Melania Trump visited the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health where she exchanged Valentine’s Day cards with children. The facility, located just outside the…

  • 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…

  • emGrandmereem
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    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…

  • emChasing Lightem
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    Chasing Light

    Former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon talked about her book, Chasing Light, about her time covering Michelle Obama from 2013-2017.

  • First Lady Donates Inaugural Gown to Smithsonian
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    Smithsonian Inaugural Gown Presentation

    First Lady Melania Trump donated her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Designer Herve Pierre, in collaboration with the first lady, created the dress. The dress…

  • Eleanor Roosevelts Relationship With Her Father
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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Relationship With Her Father

    Eric Burns talked about his book, Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life. The future first lady’s father was Elliott, Theodore…

  • Panel Discussion on Eleanor Roosevelt
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    Panel Discussion on Eleanor Roosevelt

    Authors Patricia Bell-Scott and Emily Wilson discussed the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. They spoke at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Louisa Thomas Discusses emLouisa The Extraordinary Life of Mrs Adamsem
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    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

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