Feb 8, 2016
It's all in the sound! Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady & pioneering communicator. How often have we gotten to hear her speak (only a bit scripted)? She appeared on Frank Sinatra's Show appearance in 1959 and recites a poem in a voice that sends chills...
Just 15 years later, Betty Ford, unapologetic feminist catapulted to the role of First Lady. Learn how the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew, led to Cong. Gerald Ford's (MI) appointment.
In August 1974, President Nixon's resignation elevated VP Gerald Ford to the presidency and with him was Betty, his true partner. Betty cast a new mold for First Ladies, with her outspoken activism on health, addiction and women's issues.
Resources: Blanche Wiesen Cook's Eleanor Roosevelt: Volumes 1 & 2