The First Lady(2022)
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In the spring of 2021, Dr. Biden announced the next phase and priorities of Joining Forces, her White House initiative to support military and veteran families, caregivers, and survivors. In her first two years, she visited 24 military installations; worked with Joining Forces partners to support over 30 events with the military-connected community; and launched an interagency working group with the National Security Council, which secured over 80 commitments and proposals across the federal government to support military families. Through her Joining Forces work, she has advocated for: increased economic opportunities for military spouses; additional educational programming and support for military children; more focus on health and wellness in the military community; and improved resources for caregivers and survivors, including military and veteran children in caregiving homes.
While serving as First Lady, Dr. Biden continued teaching English and writing at Northern Virginia Community College, where she has been a professor since 2009. She is the first presidential spouse to maintain an independent career outside of the White House.
The first season of the anthology series cut between three different eras of the White House, following the political and private lives of Eleanor Roosevelt (Anderson), Betty Ford (Pfeiffer) and Michelle Obama (Davis).
Produced for Showtime by Lionsgate Television, the 10-episode series, created by Aaron Cooley, was executive produced by Oscar winner Schulman for Welle Entertainment, who also served as showrunner. Oscar and Emmy winner Bier executive produced and directed all episodes of the first season. Cooley, Davis, Julius Tennon, Andrew Wang, Pavlina Hatoupis, Alyson Feltes, Jeff Gaspin and Brad Kaplan also served as executive producers.
The second youngest of four children, Kathryn grew up in Jamestown, North Dakota, where her family was in the John Deere business for over 35 years. She held her first job at the family business working in the parts department. She graduated with honors from Jamestown High School, where she was involved in student council, choir, varsity tennis, and cheerleading.
The president of the United States is the head of state of the U.S., the chief executive of the federal government, and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The United States was the first nation to create the office of president as the head of state in a modern republic.
History buffs will know, that Hillary Clinton's husband, Bill Clinton, was infamously impeached and was at the center of the Monica Lewinsky Affair. Hilary Clinton went on to serve as Secretary of State and in 2016 was in the running to become the first female President of the United States.
Parents need to know that The First Lady is a mature drama series about the first ladies in American history. The show focuses on first ladies from three distinct time periods. It has some explicit language, including words such as \"f--k,\" \"s--t,\" and the \"N\" word, and some drinking and smoking. Themes of the show include promoting diversity, striving for women's rights, speaking out against injustice, and the importance of the role of the first lady in the White House. Parents may see merit in allowing viewers somewhat younger to watch the show for historical knowledge, but may want to have conversations with older kids about the more mature parts of the series.
THE FIRST LADY centers around three dynamic, complex, and loyal women who have served in the position of first lady of the United States. Michelle Obama (Viola Davis), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson) all exhibit how essential it is to support the president while also striving for individuality. Each woman faces her own set of complicated issues, largely fueled by sexism and racism, during her husband's campaign for presidency and after entering the East Wing of the White House. Based on each women's real life, the series showcases the competing demands of the multiple roles each woman has -- first lady, wife, mother, daughter, friend, career professional -- and how sacrifice and service often come first.
Families can talk about how The First Lady follows the stories of Michelle Obama, Betty Ford, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Which first lady did you know the most about before watching the show Who did you know the least about What is something new you learned about each woman
Once in the White House, Michelle strived to keep preserve at least a modicum of privacy for her daughters as they came of age. In her more public-facing role as first lady, she championed such causes as expanding post-high school education opportunities, educating girls around the world and ending childhood obesity.
Dr. Biden first visited UCSF with then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2016 as part of the launch of the Cancer Moonshot, which aimed to accelerate progress against cancer and develop new and swifter cancer therapies. In early 2022, President Biden reignited the Cancer Moonshot with an audacious goal of cutting the cancer death rate in half over the next quarter century.
Abigail Filmore had a great passion for the arts. In her free time, she was often playing music. She fought for permission from Congress to build the first White House library, and spent countless hours selecting books, as she won approval.
The first lady serves as sponsor of the ship and participated in its christening in October 2018. Officials had planned to commission the Delaware much sooner, but due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the official commissioning ceremony was delayed in favor of an administrative commissioning in April 2020. The ship has been in operation since then.
In 2018, the first lady said she attended the christening of the ship in Newport News, Virginia, where the ship was built, and saw what had previously been only a drawing \"come to life in a shower of champagne.\"
Navy Cmdr. Matthew Horton, who now serves as commanding officer of the USS Delaware, thanked the first lady for serving as the ship's sponsor and for supporting the families of U.S. service members, including those of the USS Delaware.
The USS Delaware is the seventh Navy ship and first submarine named after the state of Delaware. The Virginia-class submarine is multi-mission platform that will carry out the seven core competencies of the submarine force: anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; delivery of special operations forces; strike warfare; irregular warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and mine warfare.
This chronological list contains entries for each president with his corresponding first lady and vice president. Note: Multiple entries appear for a president whenever there was a change in the office of vice president.
As First Lady, Sarah is working to utilize her resources and position to advocate for those suffering from mental health issues and adverse childhood experiences who do not have the means to do so for themselves. Having worked with close family members through the challenge of diagnosing and managing mental health issues, she knows firsthand the difficulty of finding quality mental health services in Oklahoma.
The writing often tries to link incidents in the lives of the three women, but then gets pulled away from that by a more noble attempt to let them be their own people. For example, the second episode details how Roosevelt was frustrated by not being given an actual Cabinet position and Obama faced similar drama when she was pushed off on a garden project instead of something that matched her intelligence. Anyone with a cursory knowledge of history knows that first ladies have often been pushed aside, even ones as brilliant as Roosevelt and Obama, and so it seems like a shallow connection. Similarly, the third episode takes place entirely in flashback and tells of the courtships that led them to the marriages that would partially define them, but it's too self-defeating to again tie these ladies into how they met their husbands.
Please forgive me if I sound apish...voters vote for the candidate, not the spouse.What then empowers the spouse to be \"active and involved\"Will she be using state resources to further her agenda Will that be setting herself up to succeed with those efforts like so many others who self aggrandizeThe new first lady does sound quite compassionate which I appreciate, but what if the spouse was anti-abortion or pro corporate (aren't all the politicians) and used the relationship to further the causeOf course every spouse is part of every politicians life, but when the spouse acts like they were elected and use their new clout to build resources for their cause, I see it as a slippery slope leading to inevitable theft of public resources under the banner of \"public good\".
The drama, which was billed as an ongoing anthology, told the stories of various First Ladies throughout American history, with the first season centering on Michelle Obama (Viola Davis), Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson) and Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer). Kiefer Sutherland costarred as FDR, with Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford and O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama. 59ce067264