C-SPAN to Produce, Air Series on First Ladies


C-SPAN will produce and air a two-year series profiling the nation's First Ladies.

The series, in association with the White House Historical Association, will debut Feb. 18, 2013, Presidents Day, with Martha Washington. Season one ends in June 2013 with Ida McKinley. Season two is set to begin in September 2013 with Edith Roosevelt and ends the following February. with Michelle Obama. The series features First Ladies "over 44 administrations," through the current regime.

C-SPAN producer Mark Farkas will executive produce. Advising on the project will be Richard Norton Smith, presidential historian at George Mason University; historian and Morgan State University Professor Emeritus Roselyn Terborg-Penn, and White House historian and author William Seale (The President's House).