First Ladies Image and Influence

C-SPAN's two part feature on the first ladies exploring their private lives and the public roles they played in the White House. Airs every Monday, 9pm ET.
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Laura Bush was the 1st presidential spouse to deliver the White House weekly address. First Lady - Laura Bush | C-SPAN First Ladies: Influence & Image

Laura Bush was the presidential spouse to deliver the White House weekly address. First Lady - Laura Bush

Mrs. Johnson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom award from President Gerald Ford in 1977. First Lady - Lady Bird Johnson | C-SPAN First Ladies: Influence & Image

Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson (December 1912 – July was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband Lyndon B.

Mrs. Reagan is a board member of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and helped to develop the Ronald Reagan Library. First Lady - Nancy Reagan | C-SPAN First Ladies: Influence & Image

Reagan is a board member of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and helped to develop the Ronald Reagan Library. First Lady - Nancy Reagan

Mrs. Kennedy took a job as an “inquiring photographer” for a local newspaper in Washington after graduating college. She interviewed her husband before he was president. First Lady - Jacqueline Kennedy | C-SPAN First Ladies: Influence & Image

Kennedy took a job as an “inquiring photographer” for a local newspaper in Washington after graduating college. She interviewed her husband before he was president. First Lady - Jacqueline Kennedy

Mrs. Eisenhower's bangs and stylish fashion became her trademarks. First Lady - Mamie Eisenhower | C-SPAN First Ladies: Influence & Image

Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower , 1959 by Thomas Edgar Stephens Having a boatload of cookbooks means that I often get requests to find recip.

Rosalynn Carter was the 1st First Lady to make a foreign policy trip. First Lady - Rosalynn Carter | C-SPAN First Ladies: Influence & Image

Rosalynn Carter was the First Lady to make a foreign policy trip. First Lady - Rosalynn Carter

Mrs. Nixon invited hundreds of families to nondenominational Sunday services in the East Room of the White House. First Lady - Pat Nixon | C-SPAN First Ladies: Influence & Image

First Lady Pat Nixon - Wyeth Hurd painted the official White House portrait of U. First Lady Pat in 1978

Taylor Stoermer talks about the life and influence of first lady Frances Cleveland.

Taylor Stoermer talks about the life and influence of first lady Frances Cleveland.

Barbara Bush was the 1st First Lady to write a memoir from her dog’s perspective. First Lady - Barbara Bush | C-SPAN First Ladies: Influence & Image

Barbara Bush was the First Lady to write a memoir from her dog’s perspective. First Lady - Barbara Bush

Mrs. Ford was a professional dancer in Martha Graham’s Dance Company in New York City. First Lady - Betty Ford | C-SPAN First Ladies: Influence & Image

Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Ford was First Lady during the presidency of her husband Gerald Ford. She was active in social policies, setting a precedent for First Ladies. She's also known for creating a drug rehab clinic, The Betty Ford Center.

Richard Norton Smith talks about the life and influence of first lady Ida McKinley.

Carl Sferrazza Anthony and Richard Norton Smith talk about the life of first lady Ida McKinley.

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