Meet the Press   |  July 30, 2014

Martha B. Taft on MTP radio edition, Feb. 27, 1948

Martha B. Taft was the first woman to "Meet the Press" on the radio edition of the program February 27, 1948. The wife of Senator Robert Taft, Mrs. Taft took journalists’ questions for the entire show. Among the many questions - her husband’s personality and the controversy over Pres. Truman’s construction of a new balcony to the White House. At the end of the program, the moderator remarked, "our first woman guest has set a high mark for the men in public life to shoot at.

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