Woman Around Town’s Editor Charlene Giannetti and writers for the website talk with the women and men making news in New York, Washington, D.C., and other cities around the world. Thanks to Ian Herman for his wonderful piano introduction.

The Dowager’s Diary

WAT-CAST – The Dowager’s Diary’s Sharon Hazard Talks About Kate Roosevelt


For several years, Sharon Hazard has been taking us inside New York’s Gilded Age as detailed in the pages of Kate Shippen Roosevelt’s diary. Kate counted two  presidents among her in-laws – Theodore and Franklin – besides a dazzling number of who’s who from business, art, the theater, and philanthropy. Sharon explains how she first gained access to Kate’s diary and what it’s been like to write about the Dowager’s adventures. Click to listen.

Episode 5: Sharon Hazard Talks About The Dowager’s Diary


For three years, Sharon Hazard had been writing The Dowager’s Diary for Woman Around Town, chronicling the activities of Kate Shippen Roosevelt as written about in her diary. Sharon talks about how she first “met” Kate and what it’s been like to view New York City through the eyes of a woman who counted two presidents among her relatives.