Mary Todd Lincoln Subject of Documentary Airing Monday

Apr 19, 2013

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.

Mary Todd Lincoln

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.