The President's Spouse: Influence

The participants spoke about both the traditional and modern roles of the first lady. As a reporter Elizabeth Carpenter covered the wives of… read more

The participants spoke about both the traditional and modern roles of the first lady. As a reporter Elizabeth Carpenter covered the wives of several presidents and then worked for Lady Bird Johnson as press secretary. James Rosebush served as chief of staff for Nancy Reagan and is the author of the book First Lady: Public Wife. Paul Costello was deputy press secretary for Roslynn Carter. The participants described their experiences in the White House Office of the First Lady and discussed the role of the first lady within the context of the presidency and women’s history. Brief video clips of Mamie Eisenhower and Bess Truman were shown. close

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The President's Spouse: Influence

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Program ID:
60804-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 24, 1994 | 9:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Nov 25, 1994 | 5:58am EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Nov 24, 1994 | 9:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 25, 1994 | 1:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 25, 1994 | 5:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
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