Interviews given by Jackie Kennedy in the months following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, will be heard for the first time after having been sealed for almost 50 years.
CP reports that the 7 hours of recordings, conducted in the spring of 1964, will be made public starting next month on September 13 in an ABC television special.
Originally scheduled for 1 hour, the TV special has been extended to 2 hours, and will include an interview with Jacqueline Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline, by Diane Sawyer.
Caroline Kennedy said earlier, “My mother’s passion for history guided and informed her work in the White House. She believed in my father, his vision for America, and in the art of politics. She felt it was important to share her knowledge and excitement with future generations. It is a privilege for me to honor the memory of my parents by making this unique history available.”
The taped series was created for the purpose of its inclusion in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
The interviews will also be published by Hyperion after securing the rights in a private deal through lawyer Robert B. Barnett.
Did you know? At her funeral, John F. Kennedy Jr. described his mother as having 3 notable attributes, including: love of words, the bonds of home and family, and her spirit of adventure.