Filming First Ladies (virtual)

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Wednesday May 4

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Hear from creators at CSPAN and ShowTime as they discuss the process of writing and producing historic documentaries and dramas. Aaron Cooley will speak about his experience creating The First Lady: how the concept for the show came to be and why Showtime focused on the first ladies who were chosen. It will also touch on how the series strove to share new information to viewers while discussing some of the most famous women in America. Mark Farkas will reflect on C-SPAN's First Ladies: Influence and Image series, and its portrayal of first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama and their lives and evolution over their tenure at the White House.