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‘The First Lady’ Highlights 3 of America’s Most Memorable Wives

Since this country was founded in 1776, we’ve had 45 presidents — and, with the exception of one, all have been married at least once, giving us 54 total first ladies over the course of our nation’s history. The new Showtime anthology series The First Lady takes a closer look at three of the most memorable: Eleanor Roosevelt (played by Gillian Anderson), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Michelle Obama (Viola Davis). Out of such a rich group of women to choose from, why did the powers behind the show pick these three? “The first season is very much about voice. […]