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First Ladies Revealed

First Ladies Revealed examines some of the most prominent and remarkable women - trailblazers, style icons, diplomats, war heroes, and global superstars. From Dolley Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Jackie Kennedy to Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and more, the series tells the stories of some of the women who left their indelible mark on the White House and the nation. Smithsonian Channel reveals their challenges and celebrates their achievements, going beyond their public lives to tell their private stories.

Some used captivating style to boost diplomacy. Some offered compassionate calm in days of war. Some embraced the role they never expected to make a difference. And some seized the role they always dreamed of to blaze a trail. Every first lady has their own tale to tell, and this series examines some of the women who left their indelible mark on the White House and in history. Join us as we go beyond the public lives to tell the private stories of Dolley Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, and more.

Show Info

Network: United States Smithsonian Channel (2017 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Drama History
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

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Episode 1x04; Jul 23, 2017

Meet two first ladies who stepped out of their husbands' shadows and made a major difference in their own right: Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton as First Ladies challenged conventional wisdom about the role of women.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: TrailblazersJul 23, 2017
1x03: In Times of WarJul 16, 2017
1x02: Twists of FateJul 9, 2017
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