First Lady Michelle Obama To Donate Ball Gown To Smithsonian | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

First Lady Michelle Obama To Donate Ball Gown To Smithsonian

Play associated audio

By Rebecca Blatt

The one-shoulder, white, beaded gown first lady Michelle Obama wore to the Inaugural balls is going on display.

Mrs. Obama plans to donate the gown to the first ladies collection at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. The Smithsonian says all first ladies since 1912 have contributed to the collection, though not all have parted with their ball gowns.

The Obama gown will join those currently on display from Helen Taft, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosalynn Carter and Laura Bush.

NPR

CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS' Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.
NPR

Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
NPR

CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS' Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.
NPR

As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video?

Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.