Video Coverage

You can watch nearly all of the previous First Ladies conferences on C-SPAN. Photo by Eric Draper for the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University

Conference coverage from The White House Historical Association

First Ladies Symposium hosted by the WHA and FLI - May 2021

Welcome and Introduction

First Ladies and Gender

First Ladies Reconsidered

First Ladies and Communication

First Ladies and Historic Preservation

The Triumph of Nancy Reagan with Karen Tumulty

Conference coverage from C-SPAN

White House Historical Association panel on First Lady Pat Nixon - September 2019

Panel on First Lady Pat Nixon

White House Historical Association Presidential Sites Summit in Washington, DC - August 2018

All Summit Panels

American University First Ladies Conference at the National Archives with Laura Bush and Michelle Obama - September 2016

First Ladies' Support for the Military Community Conference

"America's First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy" - April 2013

Panel One: First Ladies as Influence Makers (X)

Panel Two: Honoring Betty Ford (X)

Mrs. Barbara Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush (X)

"The Enduring Legacies of America's First Ladies" - November 2012

Panel One: First Ladies Through American History (X)

Panel Two: A Family View (X)

Panel Three: A Photographer's View (X)

Mrs. Barbara Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush (X)

"America's First Ladies: An Enduring Vision" - March 2012

Panel One: Influence Makers (X)

Panel Two: Behind the Scenes in the East Wing (X)

Panel Three: Behind the Images (X)

Mrs. Barbara Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush (X)

"America's First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy" - November 2011

Panel One: Influence Makers (X)

Panel Two: Behind the Scenes in the East Wing (X)

Mrs. Barbara Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush (X)

First Ladies at Arena Stage

Panelists Allida Black, author of "The First Ladies of the United States," and Anita McBride, Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush, discuss the influence of (and our fascination with) America's First Ladies

The East Wing: The Impact of First Ladies Part I from Arena Stage on Vimeo.

The East Wing: The Impact of First Ladies Part II from Arena Stage on Vimeo.

WONK Challenge Videos

First Ladies WONK Anita McBride hosted these WONK challenges at Washington Nationals games during the 2013 season.

Anita McBride WONK Challenge Question 1 from American University on Vimeo.

Anita McBride WONK Challenge Question 2 from American University on Vimeo.

Women in Afghanistan Panel


Following a showing of Love in Afghanistan at the Arena Stage, Anita McBride took part in a panel discussion titled "What's It Like to Be a Woman in Afghanistan?"