Most Active Stories
- Dr. Paul Booth, DePaul University – Cultural Meaning of Doctor Who
- Complaints Voiced At Forum About VA Claims Backlog
- Dr. Frank Elgar, McGill University – Psychological Health and Family Meals
- How Technology Is Transforming Archaeology
- Dr. Claudia Buchmann, Ohio State University – Higher Education Gender Gap
Wed February 27, 2013
New C-SPAN series puts limelight on first ladies
The holiday might be called Presidents’ Day, but as historians and contemporary White House watchers well know, First Ladies often play a major role in any administration aside from their ceremonial duties. Some, like Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton, were outsize political forces in their own rights, while the influence of others, like Edith Wilson, is only revealed years later.
In partnership with the White House Historical Association, C-SPANhas launched a new yearlong series examining each of the nation’s First Ladies, from Martha Washington through Michelle Obama, called "First Ladies: Influence and Image."
The 35-part series is produced by Mark Farkas, executive producer of C-Span’s White House Week.