Lorena Hickok covered Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign before taking a job in the administration and eventually moving into the White House. Her true connection, though, was with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Writer Amy Bloom explores their relationship in her latest novel, “White Houses” (Random Houses) and she joins us to talk about the complicated love triangle that once occupied America’s most powerful address.
Eleanor Roosevelt (2nd from left) and Lorena Hickok (far right) in 1933. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration