American Experience: Dolley Madison

Overview

A profile of Dolley Madison (1768-1849), the spouse of fourth U.S. president James Madison, who transformed the role of president's wife and became America's "first" first lady. The biography includes remarks from Cokie Roberts (Founding Mothers), historian Catherine Allgor (A Perfect Union), presidential historian Richard Norton Smith, and first lady biographer Carl Sferrazza Anthony. ~ Jeff Gemmill
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Overview

A profile of Dolley Madison (1768-1849), the spouse of fourth U.S. president James Madison, who transformed the role of president's wife and became America's "first" first lady. The biography includes remarks from Cokie Roberts (Founding Mothers), historian Catherine Allgor (A Perfect Union), presidential historian Richard Norton Smith, and first lady biographer Carl Sferrazza Anthony. ~ Jeff Gemmill
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Special Features

Film outtakes: "Woman's History." "Congress & Parties," and "Dolley's Squeezes"; Featurettes: "Costumes for Dolley Madison" and "Turbans for Dolley Madison"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2010
  • UPC: 841887011853
  • Original Release: 2010
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 97,567

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Ogden Stiers Voice Only
Eve Best Dolley Madison
Jefferson Mays James Madison
Cokie Roberts Participant
Technical Credits
Muffie Meyer Director, Producer
Catherine Allan Executive Producer
Richard Blumer Co-producer
Ronald Blumer Screenwriter
Julia Morrison Producer
Sharon Sachs Co-producer, Editor
Mark Samels Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Dolley Madison - America's First Lady
2. Forming a Destiny [9:01]
3. A Politician's Wife [10:29]
4. Backchannel Diplomacy [8:26]
5. Dolley's Political Performance [15:05]
6. The Two Sides of Mrs. Madison [7:59]
7. Attack on Washington [6:31]
8. After the War [9:00]
9. Grief and Poverty [8:01]
10. A Symbol of the Republic [10:03]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Dolley Madison - America's First Lady
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   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Costumes for Dolley Madison
      Turbans for Dolley Madison
      Film Outtakes: Women's History
      Film Outtakes: Congress & Parties
      Film Outtakes: Dolley's Squeezes
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