All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

Eleanor Roosevelt, JFK, and Women's Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt Campaigning for JFK in 1960

Eleanor Roosevelt Campaigning for JFK in 1960

Boston
Saturday, November 16, 2013

In this program about the political career of Eleanor Roosevelt, we hear from her great-granddaughter, Tracy Roosevelt, and historian Allida Black. First Lady from 1933 to 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt continued in public service after she left the White House, and became a key player in John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign and administration. Kennedy appointed Roosevelt to chair a special Commission on the Status of Women. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library hosted the event.

Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:53am (ET)

Related Events

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Media
Saturday, November 13, 2010     

C-SPAN visited the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project at George Washington University to learn about the longest serving First Lady. Mrs. Roosevelt used newspaper columns, radio, speaking tours, books, and television to communicate her ideas.

American Artifacts: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Politics
Sunday, December 26, 2010     

C-SPAN visited George Washington University’s Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project to learn more about the politics, controversies, and media savvy of the former First Lady from Project Director Allida Black. Mrs. Roosevelt, First Lady from 1933-1945, published 8,000 columns, 580 articles, 27 books, 100,000 letters, 1000 speeches, and appeared on 300 radio and television shows.

Eleanor Roosevelt & Human Rights
Saturday, June 8, 2013     

Eleanor Roosevelt biographer Blanche Weisen Cook talks about the legacy of the former first lady and her commitment to human rights around the world. Ms. Cook published “Eleanor Roosevelt Volume one” in 1992 and is currently writing the third and final volume. She spoke at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

Watergate 40 Years Later: Nixon House Impeachment Hearings - July 1974 Opening Statements
Sunday     

Forty years ago, the House Judiciary Committee held hearings to consider articles of impeachment against President Nixon. We see archival footage of opening statements delivered by a selection of committee members, including Barbara Jordan, William Cohen, Trent Lott, Robert Drinan and committee chairman Peter Rodino. First, former Rep. William Cohen (R-Maine) gives a behind-the-scenes account of the proceedings.         

American Wartime Press from 1861-2014
Sunday     

History professor Matthew Pinsker joins journalists to discuss the evolution of the American wartime press -- from the Civil War to the present. Among their topics: the relationship between the press and the White House, and the debate over national security versus freedom of information. This event was hosted by the New America Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Dickinson College. 

Reel America: "The Flight of Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed" - 1969
Sunday     

A half-hour NASA documentary detailing the first mission to land two men on the moon on July 20, 1969.

History of Des Moines, Iowa
Sunday     

C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. We feature the history of Des Moines, Iowa the weekend of July 19-21.

The Legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Sunday     

A panel discusses the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, including her love of art, passion for America’s cultural legacy and her awareness of her own public image.

Role of Combat Chaplains in World War II
Saturday, July 19, 2014     

Author and professor Lyle Dorsett talks about the role of military chaplains during World War II. Roughly 12,000 chaplains traveled with combatants into battle and served as friends, advisers, and spiritual leaders. Professor Dorsett explores the difficulties the chaplains faced and shares stories from many of their autobiographies. This event was part of the National WWII Museum’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day. 

Lectures in History: Women’s Liberation Movement
Saturday, July 19, 2014     

Monmouth College history professor Stacy Cordery and her students discuss the ideals and goals that drove feminists and the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.The class examines several essays published by feminist writers of the time to explore the intellectual underpinnings of the movement. Monmouth College is in Illinois. 

Share This Event Via Social Media
Sundays at Eight - New Book
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org