Journalist Cokie Roberts wished some of the presidents' wives had been painted when they were young and vivacious, before they had grey hair. Perhaps then we might think of them as the trailblazing, politically engaged women they actually were. She described four portraits of four First Ladies who have influenced the United States far beyond their preferences in tableware and drapes.
We are saddened by the passing of friend to the museum and legendary journalist, Cokie Roberts. We were fortunate to be able to speak with her for this podcast and hear her brilliant insight. We will miss her greatly.