The role of the First Lady has changed dramatically depending on the woman in the office and the times in which she served.
Martha Washington said that she felt like a prisoner in the White House, while Eleanor Roosevelt relished the opportunity to advocate for women and the poor.
We talked with Dr. Myra Gutin of Rider University about the highly visible and often controversial role of First Lady.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, was a friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela. She joins us and says, “He was the best of us.”Comment | more »
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