3,568Nov 4, 2013
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 ...
347Aug 27, 2013
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 ...
2,109Jun 3, 2013
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 ...
5,853Mar 11, 2013
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 ...
3,431Feb 18, 2013
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 ...
714Nov 15, 2011
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 ...
81Mar 6, 2008
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 ...
53Jan 15, 2001
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 ...
190Dec 23, 1999
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 ...
37Feb 26, 1997
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 ...
6Dec 15, 1996
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.
24Dec 12, 1996
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 ...
69Aug 25, 1995
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 ...
232Aug 25, 1995
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 ...
76Oct 11, 1994
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 ...
93Nov 3, 1993
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 ...
57Jan 18, 1993
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 ...
16Aug 26, 1990
Women's Equality Day
The women’s right to vote is celebrated with Pat Schroeder as the guest speaker.