Parents' Guide to

The First Lady

By Diondra Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mature drama series showcases three historical women.

TV Showtime Drama 2022

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

An absolute must watch

A wonderfully interesting narrative on 3 prominent first ladies of USA. Pfeiffer and Anderson both give exceptional performances as Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt respectively.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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A compelling series that grounds prominent historical figures using raw emotions and struggles, The First Lady tackles important thematic issues and shares more about life before the presidency for Michelle Obama, Betty Ford, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The cast does an amazing job of bringing iconic people and stories to life in a new way. Viewers will be left wanting to know even more about U.S. history and life inside the White House.

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