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    Book Discussion on 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…

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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…

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    Book Discussion on 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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    Life and Legacy of Mary Lincoln

    Stacey Pratt McDermott talked about her book, Mary Lincoln: Southern Girl, Northern Woman. “Mary Lincoln on Mary Lincoln: Hearing the Voice of Mary Lincoln and Contextualizing Her…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama paid a tribute to former first lady Nancy Reagan by discussing her legacy, particularly in medical research. She died Sunday, March 6, 2016, at…

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    Nancy Reagan's Legacy

    Tom DeFrank, who covered the Reagan administration, talked about former first lady Nancy Reagan’s life and legacy.

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    Nancy Reagan Casket Arrival

    Former first lady Nancy Reagan’s casket arrived at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where she would lie in repose for two days. A brief prayer was said before the private…

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    House Speaker Ryan Pays His Respects to Nancy Reagan

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) paid his respects to former first lady Nancy Reagan as she lay in repose at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Speaker Ryan would not be able to…

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    Nancy Reagan Lying in Repose

    Members of the public paid their respects to former first lady Nancy Reagan as she lay in repose at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Her casket was…

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    White House Flag Lowered to Half-Staff for Nancy Reagan

    The White House flag was lowered to half-staff in honor of former first lady Nancy Reagan who died the previous day. U.S. government flags would be at half staff until her funeral.

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    First Ladies as Political Partners

    Richard Norton Smith spoke about the role of U.S. first ladies as political partners to their husbands. He was interviewed by Susan Swain. They also discussed their book First…

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    Martha Washington Lecture Preview

    Douglas Bradburn and Mark Farkas talked about the second annual Martha Washington Lecture. Susan Swain and Richard Norton Smith would be discussinng their book First Ladies:…

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    Book Discussion on Lady Bird and Lyndon and Destiny of Democracy

    Betty Boyd Caroli, author of Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President, and Mark Updegrove, author of Destiny of Democracy: The Civil Rights Summit at the…

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    Book Discussion on Go, Tell Michelle

    Barbara Seals Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram talked about their book, Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady. Shortly after the 2008 election, the…

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    Modern First Ladies, Part 3

    Gary Walters, a former White House chief usher, showed slides as he discussed the modern first ladies he served. He served seven first families from 2000-2007. “Portraits and…

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    Modern First Ladies, Part 2

    Patricia Krider discussed modern first ladies. She showed slides as she talked about the first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt through Pat Nixon, who served in what she termed a transitional…

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    Mary Todd Lincoln House

    Executive Director Gwen Thompson gave a tour of the house in which first lady Mary Todd Lincoln was raised. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1818, Mary Todd Lincoln was the fourth of…

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    Modern First Ladies, Part 1

    Panelists discussed modern first ladies Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, and Lou Hoover. “Paving the Way” was a panel at the 2015 Warren G. Harding Symposium, “The Modern…

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    Book Discussion on The First Lady of Radio

    Stephen Drury Smith talked about his book, The First Lady of Radio: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Historic Broadcasts. An excerpt from a broadcast was played. The 2015 Roosevelt Reading…

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    First Ladies and the White House

    William Seale talked about the first ladies who have had the most impact on the executive mansion. The conversation was moderated by Susan Swain, C-SPAN co-president and editor of…

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