Mary Todd Lincoln featured on C-SPAN 'First Ladies' series Monday
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[April 20, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- In the next
installment of the C-SPAN series "First Ladies: Influence & Image,"
a 90-minute program featuring Mary Todd Lincoln will air Monday at 8
p.m. Central time. A film crew from C-SPAN visited Springfield last
week to shoot some final segments at both the Lincoln Home National
Historic Site and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.
C-SPAN has teamed with the White House Historical Association for
this new, two-season original series that examines the private lives
of the nation's first ladies and their years in the White House.
Over the two seasons, the series will tell the stories of the women
who served in the role of first lady over 44 administrations.
programs, which began airing in late February with Martha
Washington, will air live every Monday evening for the first season
through June 10. The second season will begin Sept. 9 with Edith
Roosevelt and conclude on Feb. 20, 2014, with Michelle Obama.
Four nationally known historians are serving as advisers for the
project, including Richard Norton Smith, presidential historian at
George Mason University and the former head of five presidential
libraries -- including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library &
Museum in Springfield. Other program advisers are Edith Mayo,
curator emeritus in political history at the Smithsonian's National
Museum of American History; Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, historian, author
and Morgan State University Professor Emerita; and William Seale,
historian and editor of White House History, the award-winning
journal of the White House Historical Association.
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In addition to C-SPAN, the series will air on C-SPAN 3 (home for
American History TV on weekends), C-SPAN radio and via live
streaming on www.c-span.org.
C-SPAN and the White House Historical Association have also
collaborated on a video-rich website to accompany the series. The
www.c-span.org/firstladies, features historic letters,
recordings, photographs and biographies, as well as classroom
[Text from file received from
Convention & Visitors Bureau]