first ladies

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed February 27, 2013

New C-SPAN series puts limelight on first ladies

Mark Farkas
Credit C-SPAN

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.

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