A 2013 - 2014 original C-SPAN feature series telling the stories of America's First Ladies - from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama -
through conversations with top experts, video tours of historic sites, and questions from C-SPAN's audience.

America's First Ladies — from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama
Nancy Reagan
First Lady: 1981 - 1989
Click the list to watch videos
  • Nancy Reagan program
  • Thank You
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Antennae
  • First Lady Style
  • Just Say No
  • Gridiron Dinner Outfit
  • President Reagan's Shooting
  • Ron Reagan
  • Reagan Library - Early Life
  • Role of A Lifetime
  • Funeral
  • Up Next : Nancy Reagan
  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
  • Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiling
  • Ronald Reagan Freedom Award Ceremony
  • A Conversation with Nancy Reagan 1994
  • Nancy Reagan at United Nations: Drug Policy
  • President Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration
  • Reagan Tribute Presentation
  • Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony
  • Book Discussion on Ronald Reagan: An American Hero
  • I Love You, Ronnie Book Signing
  • The Republican Women of the Future
  • Book Discussion on White House Memoirs
  • Royal White House Visit
  • Drug Free Youth
  • 40th D-Day Anniversary
  • A Drug Free America
  • Gun Control Legislation
  • Her Role in the White House
  • Public Image
  • Her Influence
  • Husband's Caregiver
  • Life After the White House
  • Nancy Reagan Image


Nancy Reagan

Ronald Reagan
However the first lady fits in, she has a unique and important role to play in looking after her husband. And it’s only natural that she’ll let him know what she thinks. I always did that for Ronnie, and I always will.

Born - July 6, 1921 in New York, New York. Name at birth: Anne Frances Robbins

Parents - Kenneth Robbins & Edith Luckett Robbins Davis “Dee Davis”

Married - March 4, 1952 to Ronald Wilson Reagan

Children - Patricia Ann “Patti Davis” (1952 – present),
Ronald Prescott “Skip” or “Ron” (1958 – present)

Education - Bachelor of Arts in drama at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1943

Occupation - Actress

Post White House residence - Bel Air, Los Angeles, California

Other offices - First Lady of California 1967 – 1975

Causes - Just Say No campaign,
Foster Grandparents Program,
Gave young artists a forum in “In Performance at the White House” on PBS,
Supervised major renovations of the second & third floors of the White House

Died - March 6, 2016 in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California

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