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  • First Lady Mamie Eisenhower
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    First Lady Mamie Eisenhower

    Marilyn Holt and Edith Mayo talked about the life and influence of first lady Mamie Eisenhower and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the perception of Mamie Eisenhower as an icon of…

    5,595 views
  • First Lady Caroline Harrison
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    First Lady Caroline Harrison

    Edith Mayo and William Seale talked about the life and influence of first lady Caroline Harrison and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. An artist interested in women’s issues,…

    1,784 views
  • First Lady Dolley Madison
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    First Lady Dolley Madison

    Guests talked about the life and influence of First Lady Dolley Madison, focusing on her role in Washington society, her years as first lady (1809-1817), and activities in Washington after her…

    7,194 views
  • First Ladies Series Review
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    First Ladies Series Review

    Edith Mayo, Anita McBride, and Richard Norton Smith looked back at the year-long C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image,” and responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    11,904 views
  • CSPANs First Ladies Previews Season Two
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    Modern First Ladies

    Historians Richard Norton Smith and Edith Mayo gave a preview of the second season of the C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence and Image,” which was co-sponsored by the White House…

    211 views
  • Historical Perspectives on First Ladies
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    Historical Perspectives on First Ladies

    Historians talked about the role of the first lady of the United States and how it had evolved through history. They gave examples of the differences between various first ladies. The panelists responded to…

    3,271 views
  • The Legacy and Influence of First Ladies
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    The Legacy and Influence of First Ladies

    The evolving influence and political power of first ladies was discussed by the director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, the curator of the Smithsonian’s first ladies' exhibit, and the eldest…

    920 views
  • Women Who Ran for President
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    Women Who Ran for President

    A panel discussion was held on women presidents and the challenges they face as candidates and chief commanders in countries around the world. The panelists included two former campaign managers of women’s…

    109 views
  • First Ladies and the Media
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    First Ladies and the Media

    Women who covered or worked for former first ladies participated in a panel discussing media coverage of first ladies. Nan Robertson covered Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, and Pat…

    104 views
  • First Ladies Exhibit
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    First Ladies Exhibit

    Ms. Mayo talked about an exhibit at the National Museum of American History featuring memorabilia and artifacts of the first ladies. During the program she described various shots taken at…

    63 views
  • First Ladies
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    First Ladies

    Ms. Mayo is the author of The Smithsonian Book of the First Ladies. She talked about several first ladies and how the role of first lady has changed and become more political. She responded…

    215 views
  • USChile State Dinner Special
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    U.S.-Chile State Dinner Special

    Interviews were conducted between live coverage of the White House receiving line and State Dinner in honor of Chilean President Frei. Telephone lines were opened for viewer comments. Live…

    47 views
  • Presidential Inaugural Planning
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    Presidential Inaugural Planning

    Panelists, many of whom participated in various aspects of inaugural events, discussed the history and preparation of presidential inaugurals. They talked about the evolution of inaugural…

    37 views
  • Road to the White House
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    Road to the White House

    A portion of a presidential news conference was shown as well as various kinds of preparation for the January 20 Inaugural.

    10 views
  • Womens Suffrage Movement 75th Anniversary
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    Women's Suffrage Movement 75th Anniversary

    In a forum marking the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Professor Wheeler reviewed the history of women’s suffrage in the various states of the Union. Professor Terborg-Penn talked about…

    330 views
  • 19th Amendment 75th Anniversary
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    19th Amendment 75th Anniversary

    In a forum marking the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Professor Dubois delivered the keynote speech on the legal obstacles to the women’s suffrage movement early in its history.…

    95 views
  • The Presidents Spouse History
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    The President's Spouse: History

    Panelists talked about the history of the status of the president’s wife and how she became the “first lady,” a more influential and active political figure. They discussed the…

    78 views
  • History of First Ladies
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    History of First Ladies

    Ms. Mayo and Mr. Anthony discussed the history of first ladies and cited specific examples of unusual activities by presidents' wives. They took questions concerning the prospects of Hillary…

    78 views
  • Womens Equality Day
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    Women's Equality Day

    The women’s right to vote is celebrated with Pat Schroeder as the guest speaker.

    27 views