C-SPAN is in the midst of presenting a TV series on First Ladies of the United States, “Influence and Image”. Last summer they were onsite in Stanford, California where I assisted with filming for the episode on Lou Henry Hoover, the wife of Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st President of the United States. Lou Hoover was an amazing woman who may have been one of the most accomplished and adventurous first ladies in history.
Check out the episode here. My three minutes of fame start around 1 hour, 19 minutes into the program, where I narrate and appear in a segment, you can also click on “The Palo Alto House at Stanford” in the menu, to view just that segment.
One more thing. If you watch the whole program, just after my segment, historian Annette Dunlap is asked about the Hoover Institution (it’s often errantly referred to as the Hoover Institute). The Hoover Institution (then known as the Hoover War Library) was founded in 1919 during the lifetime of Lou Hoover and with her involvement. She may have even inspired the design of the Hoover Tower, suggesting to Herbert Hoover and the architect that it should resemble the Old Cathedral tower in Salamanca, Spain. They should have had me talk about that part too 😉
Hope you like it. Let me hear your comments and questions below.