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First Ladies profiles Michelle Obama, Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Blending in-depth interviews, rare archival footage and cinematic recreations, First Ladies is a bold revision of each woman's traditional portrayal, revealing how they were impacted during their time in the White House, and how their achievements fundamentally shaped American and global history.

First Ladies is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on October 4, 2020.

First Ladies is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch First Ladies on demand atSling online.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on CNN
1 Season, 4 Episodes
October 4, 2020
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Viola Davis
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First Ladies Full Episode Guide

  • Eleanor Roosevelt and former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created arguably the most formidable political partnership in American history. Eleanor's desolate childhood sowed the seeds of a life devoted to standing up for the poor and dispossessed. By the time she reached the White House, she was at the forefront of efforts to ease the suffering caused by the Great Depression and a leader of the campaign for civil rights.

  • Nancy Reagan is popularly known as the doting wife of President Ronald Reagan, but in reality, she had much more than a supporting role in the first ‘Hollywood' presidency. From Ronald Reagan's first campaign for the White House in 1980, to his Cold War ending triumph in 1987, Nancy Reagan was calling the shots behind the scenes.

  • Jackie Kennedy's time in the White House was short

  • In 2008, Michelle Obama became the first Black First Lady after her husband, Barack Obama, was elected as the first Black President of the United States. Their presence in the White House inspired public enthusiasm and vicious attacks in equal measure. Despite this, she carved out her own legacy while being an essential part of her husband's history-making presidency.