The discussion was based on Swain’s book First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women. (The program will air on C-SPAN on Sunday night at 7pm).
I learned a lot of things I did not know about First Ladies. For example, I did not know that Gerald Ford lost his voice on the day of the 1976 presidential election. After Jimmy Carter won the election, first lady Betty Ford delivered her husband’s concession speech.