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With some exceptions, first ladies often don't share much of the spotlight with their presidential husbands, but that doesn't mean they don't leave their own mark on the White House and America as a whole. This series profiles several of the women who have held the title of first lady, revealing the challenges they faced and celebrating the achievements they made along the way. From the crucial role Jackie Kennedy's image played in the JFK administration to the influence Hillary Clinton had during her husband's presidency, "First Ladies Revealed" goes beyond the ladies' public lives to tell their private stories.

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Lady Bird Johnson, Edith Roosevelt and Betty Ford inherited the role of First Lady by chance during times when the nation was looking for stability.
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Jackie Kennedy's crucial role in the Kennedy years; Dolley Madison's role; Nancy Reagan's role as a First Lady.
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A look at how first ladies have changed their role through activism, brains and toughness.
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Mary Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt and Laura Bush's role as First Ladies in calming the nation in times of war.

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