484Nov 18, 2013
Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on presidential second terms. Richard Norton Smith spoke by phone about the history of second terms.
Bob Cusack, correspondent for ...
625Oct 15, 2013
Abusing Lincoln's Legacy
Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the “Understanding ...
271Sep 7, 2013
Media Coverage of America's First Ladies
Panelists talked about how the media had covered America’s first ladies throughout the years and how first ladies tried to craft their image in the media. They examined how first ladies ...
303Aug 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 ...
284Jul 13, 2013
President Richard Nixon Tape Recordings
Richard Norton Smith talked about tape recordings of telephone calls made by President Richard Nixon that were revealed 40 years ago. Audio clips were played from several conversations from ...
2,764Jun 10, 2013
First Lady Ida McKinley
Carl Sferrazza Anthony and Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Ida McKinley and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among the topics ...
432Apr 22, 2013
Interview with Richard Norton Smith
Richard Norton Smith spoke about his Civil War history tour titled, “Mr. Lincoln’s War.” The tour was to take place in June 2013, and was in honor of 150th Anniversary of the ...
3,563Apr 22, 2013
First Lady Mary Lincoln
Richard Norton Smith and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn talked about the life and influence of first lady Mary Lincoln and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her ...
287Apr 8, 2013
A Family View of First Lady Betty Ford
Susan Ford Bales and Steve Ford talked about their late mother, former first lady Betty Ford. Topics included her background, her marriage, and her struggles with alcohol and prescription drug ...
355Apr 8, 2013
First Ladies As Influence Makers
Historians talked about first ladies through history, exploring how the role has evolved. Topics included the move from solely traditional female activities centered on home and family to ...
5,001Mar 18, 2013
First Ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams
Richard Norton Smith, Daniel Preston, and Amanda Mathews talked about the life and influence of first ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams and responded to telephone calls and ...
13,329Feb 25, 2013
First Lady Martha Washington
Guests talked about the life and influence of first lady Martha Washington. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among the topics addressed were her early life ...
636Nov 15, 2012
First Ladies Throughout History
Panelists talked about at the historical roles and responsibilities of the first lady as well as how those roles had evolved. They talked specifically about Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy ...
374Mar 5, 2012
Behind the Scenes in the East Wing: Social Secretaries to First Ladies
Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential administrations. Bess Abell, Catherine Fenton and Laurie Firestone served first ladies from Lady Bird ...
151Feb 13, 2012
Telephone lines were open for comments on the question “Does the wealth of presidential candidates affect your vote?” Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith spoke by telephone about ...
370Dec 26, 2011
Legacy of George Washington
Richard Norton Smith talked about the legacy of George Washington who led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolution as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army from 1775 ...
288Dec 26, 2011
Phone lines were opened for viewer calls and comments on the most significant deaths of 2011.
13,717Dec 16, 2011
The Contenders, Historians Retrospective
Richard Norton Smith, Carl Cannon, and Jean Baker participated in a roundtable discussion reflecting on the C-SPAN series, “The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political ...
710Nov 24, 2011
Historical Demonstrations and Political Encampments
Richard Norton Smith spoke about the history of civil disobediance and encampments as a means of political protest in U.S. history. He focused on the tradition of the tactic of occupying space, ...
1,106Nov 15, 2011
Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush
First ladies Barbara and Laura Bush talked about their unique family and historical relationships, the stereotypes perpetuated about the president’s spouse, how they handled political ...
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