American Experience: Dolley Madison

American Experience: Dolley Madison

Director: Muffie Meyer Cast: David Ogden Stiers, Eve Best, Jefferson Mays

DVD (Wide Screen)


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

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2010
UPC: 0841887011853
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Pbs (Direct)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:30:00

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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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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