Former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy will be heard in newly released interviews in an ABC News special with Diane Sawyer reporting,”Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words” will air on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET. The news special will feature Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Caroline Kennedy, according to an August 31, 2011, media announcement from ABC.
Jacqueline Kennedy tapes: historic interviews by First Lady
Jacqueline Kennedy was an enigmatic, figure, fascinating people well past her time in the White House. The newly released interviews may offer a look at her life and the Kennedy White House.
These never-before-heard interviews, which Jacqueline Kennedy recorded soon after her husband’s death, have remained strictly sealed – until now. The more than eight hours of official audio recordings were made with one of America’s most respected historians, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
The memories shared on these tapes are said to be the First Lady’s final words on the subject. Jackie Kennedy was famously private and she steadfastly refused to publicly discuss her memories of those years after the interview with Schlesinger.
The ABC News special coincides with the September 14th publication of the book, Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, which contains unedited and complete recordings of the oral history interviews.
The revealing conversations include Jacqueline Kennedy’s impressions of life with her husband, President John F. Kennedy, their life in the White House, and the extraordinary events that shaped the Kennedy Administration and the world — from their early years on the campaign trail to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs and the President’s last days in the White House. The interviews also reflect Mrs. Kennedy’s evolving sense of herself and her role as First Lady, as she talks about her family, world leaders and life in the White House.
‘Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words’ will offer a view of life in the White House from a personality who was a key figure in history. The film debuts on ABC on
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