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On June 29, 1998, Holly Shulman, co-editor of The Selected Letters of Dolley Madison and Research Associate Professor of Studies in Women and Gender at the University of Virginia, appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, along with Eryl Platzer, Director of the Octagon House, to talk about the Madison presidency, the Octagon, and the burning of the White House in August 1814. (After they were burned out of the White House, the Madisons took up temporary residence in the Octagon House.) Ms. Shulman and Ms. Platzer also answered questions submitted by the audience via telephone, fax, and e-mail.