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Topic - Eleanor Roosevelt
This strategy of spectacle and grandeur could be premature, or even unlucky, in the fickle political arena: President Obama will journey to Boston on Wednesday with plans to talk about the Affordable Care Act in none other than Faneuil Hall — the same historic spot where then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney signed his state's health care law in 2006.
Fifty years ago, America was trying to figure out how to balance women's roles, for both the sake of the nation and families. President Kennedy created a commission to study the issue. What's changed for women and families in that half century?
Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker's far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV's groundbreaking 1970s comedy "All in the Family," has died. She was 90.
No other figure in American history has been subjected to such intense yet incomplete scrutiny as Franklin Delano Roosevelt; certainly none of the Founding Fathers, not even Abraham Lincoln. The closest anyone has come to an all-encompassing complete portrait was Kenneth S. Davis, who won prizes 50 years go for his five-volume biography that covered FDR's life only up until 1943.
Not even Vice President Joe Biden, the barker of bonhomie who sees something good in just about any headline, can put a gloss on Friday's news: The economy created a net of only 88,000 jobs in March, not the 200,000 or so expected. Unemployment is "down" to 7.6 percent, but only because so many jobseekers have abandoned hope in the face of daunting odds.
From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, C-SPAN is taking a look at first ladies.
Mark Farkas is used to his teenage daughters showing little interest in his work. After all, he is a producer at terminally unhip C-SPAN.
John Lithgow, Jon Voight and Bill Murray are just a few of the stars who have brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in television and the movies.
Dorothy Carter, a former stage actress who starred in the adaptation of the groundbreaking novel "Strange Fruit" on Broadway and later became an educator and a children's book author, has died after battling bladder cancer. She was 94.
James Srodes, a former Washington bureau chief for Forbes and Financial World and contributor to numerous publications, including the American Spectator and The Washington Times, has written a number of well-received biographies, among them "Allen Dulles: Master of Spies" and "Franklin: The Essential Founding Father."
Gore Vidal, the author, playwright, politician and commentator whose novels, essays, plays and opinions were stamped by his immodest wit and unconventional wisdom, died Tuesday, his nephew said.
In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing _ tall, handsome and composed _ and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.
Gore Vidal seemed able not only to do anything, but to do it all at the same time. In the early 1960s, you might catch him on a television talk show, read an essay of his in The Nation about Norman Mailer, see "The Best Man" on Broadway or watch him campaign for Congress with Eleanor Roosevelt at his side.
The concept of universal human rights has been diluted by a proliferation of conventions that pander to special interest groups, an international human rights activist and researcher says.
Presidential wives often have played more powerful roles than vice presidents in serving the nation, but their accomplishments are glossed over in the new "The First Ladies" galleries at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
"I can watch totally objectively," she said.
she told the Archive of American Television that enough time had passed.