1,489Dec 2, 2013
First Lady Betty Ford
Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Betty Ford and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her professional career as a ...
488Nov 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 ...
641Oct 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 ...
275Sep 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 ...
315Aug 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 ...
286Jul 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 ...
2,811Jun 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 ...
437Apr 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 ...
3,653Apr 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 ...
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 ...
293Apr 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 ...
5,093Mar 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 ...
13,516Feb 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 ...
282Jan 25, 2013
Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the Titanic Memorial, on Washington, DC’s southwest waterfront. The memorial was erected by the Women’s Titanic Memorial ...
390Jan 20, 2013
Second Term Presidents
Richard Norton Smith talked about how U.S. presidents have fared in their second terms, and those considered most and least successful. Topics included specific challenges that face second-term ...
73Dec 3, 2012
Washington Classroom on Past Presidential Nominees
Presidential Historian Richard Norton Smith and author Scott Farris talked about past presidential nominees who lost the race to the White House, but significantly impacted American ...
641Nov 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 ...
479Nov 13, 2012
George Mason University Post-Election Analysis
Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 was not a “status quo” election and that President Obama could have more trouble ...
258Nov 6, 2012
History of Close Presidential Elections
Richard Norton Smith talked about the history of close presidential elections in the U.S. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
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 ...
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