America’s First Ladies


Photo: The National Guard (flickr)

One of Michelle Obama's service projects is providing support for military families. Here, she greets a National Guard soldier and her family in North Carolina.


Although they’re not always in the spotlight, America’s First Ladies serve as confidantes, strategists, and diplomats in their own right. Two hundred years ago, Dolley Madison regularly threw dinner parties that forged political alliances; Eleanor Roosevelt ushered in the New Deal, and fought for civil rights. This hour, we’ll take a close look at the role of First Lady.


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