Burns talks first ladies on CNN [Video]

By on September 20, 2010

Dr. Lisa Burns, an associate professor of media studies, appeared on CNN on Sept. 18 to discuss a report in which Michelle Obama allegedly described life in the White House as “hell.”

“It really can be a suffocating position,” Burns said.

She discussed a history of first lady demeanors, including Martha Washington’s idea that being the first lady was not unlike being a “state prisoner,” and Bess Truman’s ship-christening situation.

Below is the video.


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  1. Andrew

    September 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Nice job, Lisa!