Many remarkable mothers have given birth to American presidents, and as a result, helped shape the course of history through their relationships. Although America has yet to elect a female President, many women have played important parts in shaping presidential administrations and in changing the roles and the perceptions of women in politics. To celebrate the centennial of the Women’s Suffrage Parade of 1913, four experts discuss past First Mothers who have influenced a nation.
Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, a senior news analyst for National Public Radio, and author of Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty. Bonnie Angelo is a journalist and former correspondent for Time magazine, as well as author of First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents. Gil Troy is Professor of History at McGill University in Montreal and author of Mr. & Mrs. President: From the Trumans to the Clintons and Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady. Lesley Stahl (moderator), correspondent for 60 Minutes since 1991, is the founder of wowOwow.com, a website for women created by women.
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