On November 7, 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the United States Senate for the state of New York. Her election had several firsts - she was the first female Senator from New York and the only First Lady to run for public office. Clinton was sworn in on January 3, 2001 and she served as both a Senator and First Lady until January 20th.
Photograph of President William Jefferson Clinton, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton Applauding during Election Night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, New York, 11/07/2000
The First Lady can tell you how to get to Sesame Street
Sesame Street premiered on television sets across America on November 10, 1969. Since then, four First Ladies have been guests on the show.
This week is also the anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the act on November 7 of that year.
Happy birthday to the Muppets and minds that make Sesame Street!
Here’s Hilary Clinton with Big Bird and Rosita in 1993. Can you name the other 3 First Ladies (not including Abigail Bartlet) who have been guests on Sesame Street? What topics would you like to see First Ladies talk about on the show?