The role of the First Lady has changed dramatically depending on the woman in the office and the times in which she served.
Martha Washington said that she felt like a prisoner in the White House, while Eleanor Roosevelt relished the opportunity to advocate for women and the poor.
We talked with Dr. Myra Gutin of Rider University about the highly visible and often controversial role of First Lady.
- Dr. Myra Gutin, professor of communications at Rider University, and an authority on American first ladies.
This segment aired on February 18, 2013.