C-SPAN Looks at First Ladies

C-SPAN's new book on the First Ladies will be released Tuesday (Apr 14).

The book, First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women, stems from C-SPAN's First Ladies: Influence and Image series, which aired in 2013 and 2014 and featured historians and biographers talking about the women behind and beside the Presidents.

From Frances Cleveland marrying her guardian, Grover Cleveland, to Michelle Obama defining herself as "mom-in-chief," the book provides insights and historical perspective.

It was edited by C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain, who moderated the year-long Influence and Image series.

The book is being released only two days after former First Lady Hillary Clinton announced her run for the White House, which if she won would create the first First Gentlemen in Bill Clinton, something that is discussed in First Ladies

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.