American Experience

Season 22 Episode 4

Dolley Madison

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 01, 2010 on PBS



  • Trivia

    • Though sometimes flamboyant in dress and opinion, Dolley was a member of the Quakers for many years.

  • Quotes

    • Cokie Roberts (writer, journalist): (after the burning of Washington DC in the War of 1812) Dolley Madison understood that Washington was an important symbol and she felt strongly that to go back to Philadelphia, tail between legs, was in some ways a concession to the British.

  • Notes

  • Allusions