Maine Public Community Films

The Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith

Special | 1h 25m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

The journey of Senator Margaret Chase Smith from Skowhegan to Washington D.C. included obstacles such as 1950s gender bias and McCarthyism. Along the way Senator Smith became the first woman in history to serve in both the U.S. House and Senate. Hosted by Jack Perkins, the film includes insightful interviews with Senators Olympia Snow, Susan Collins, and Bill Cohen.

Aired: 03/10/11

Expires: 10/31/22

Rating: NR

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