Her personality, the times and her background gave Mary Todd Lincoln a place in history and made her one of the more controversial first ladies to occupy the White House. The Lexington native is the subject of a documentary airing Monday on C-Span. Producer Mark Farkas says his documentary fills gaps left by Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film “Lincoln.” Reporter Stu Johnson spoke with Farkas.
C-SPAN producer Mark Farkas. His episode on Mary Todd Lincoln airs next Monday evening . The 90-minute documentary is part of a 35-part series, titled “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” C-Span’s exploring the private lives and the public roles America’s first ladies.