ABC to air unsealed Jacqueline Kennedy interviews in September

Forget The Kennedys — ABC News has the real deal: Jacqueline Kennedy talking about her life with husband President John F. Kennedy. The network announced on Wednesday that the First Lady’s conversations with historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., which have been sealed up until now, will be featured in a series of television and radio programs, including a one-hour 20/20 special anchored by Diane Sawyer in September. There will be high interest in these eight-and-a-half hours of interviews, which were recorded in the spring of 1964, less than a year after President Kennedy was assassinated; the fashionable First Lady, who passed away in 1994, never really talked publicly about her time with her husband in the White House, save for a 1963 interview with Look magazine following his death. The audio tapes cover her days campaigning for him to their final days in the White House. A book titled Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, will be released in tandem with the Sawyer-hosted special; the foreword is being written by daughter Caroline Kennedy, who was bequeathed the tapes with instructions for their release. “It is a great privilege to be able to share these recollections with the millions of people who admire my parents,” she said in a statement. “My mother took very seriously the obligation to preserve and document the history of my father’s administration — and these interviews are the result. I am honored to play a small part in that effort by bringing them forward in connection with the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy administration.”

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  • Rachel

    The Kennedy’s need to GO AWAY. Seriously!

    • Matt

      Why don’t YOU go away, Rachel. The Kennedys have a legacy in this country. You on the other hand are just a whiny b!tch who needs to get laid.

    • KenKennedy

      JFK and RFK were assassinated, JFK Jr. killed in a plane crash, Teddy and Jackie died of cancer. Wonder where Rachel would like Caroline to go. If you hate the Kennedy’s why would you click on a link, then post on a message board. I’m with Matt.

  • Rachel

    I just made love to myself.

    • KenKennedy

      Cuz no one else will?

    • MysterWright

      What do the rules say? Keep it clean and stay on subject. Troll.

      • UrMysterWrong

        Wah…Shut up. Dumbass.

  • Winthrop

    Buzz off MysterWright Rachel is much more interesting than any posting on this site.Douche! Anything else to add Rachel?

  • KenKennedy

    I think I’ll do what Rachel did and to bed.

  • Rachel

    That was a different Rachel (have fun making love to yourself. I am the first one. What I meant by the comment was that we seem to have Kennedy overkill. I respect the family but I think that it is better for their reputation if they keep on the down-low for a while. I believe that it will help their legacy if they are remembered more for their good works instead of their affairs.

    • harry

      well I for one would like to here the human side of their story. it will make their triumphs that much more great.

  • Brandy

    Have fun Ken you loser!

  • Eli

    What the matter Ken did a cat get your tongue or did he get your gerbal before you got started?

  • Bill Shakes

    What did the Kennedys do?…
    They stole the election .
    Messed up the Bay of Pigs.
    Screwed with the military.
    Has any Democratic president ever been so incompetent?
    Oh, wait…

    • Floridajeff

      @Bill, Stole the election???? LOL! You need to fact check before you comment… Also, you might want to ask Al Gore what it feels like to have an election stolen, he could probably enlighten you tremendously

      • harry

        hear hear!!

      • HarrytheIDIOT

        OMG- it’s HERE HERE you frickin’ retard!

    • ken

      Dubya and JFK were the same person. Both entitled sons who had elections bought for them.

  • Fed

    Why were they sealed?

  • Tonii S

    Yes, stole elections. They also admitted to buying them during Jack’s first election as well as the run for the White House. And let’s add murder for good old “Uncle Teddy” and the poor girl in his car Mary Jo whom he let drown while he changed clothes and went partying.

  • Toni S

    Yes, steal the election. And for Jack, buying the election for his first run for office as well as the one for the White House. And as for “Uncle Teddy”, let’s add murder while he left the poor unconscious girl in his car, Mary Jo, while he swam away, changed clothes, and went partying. God bless the Kennedy women! The men were crap.

  • Chuckie888

    By Rachel asking the Kennedys to “just go away” and calling the focus on them “overkill”, I assume she’s referring to how they just kept getting killed.

    The endless smear on the Kennedys is designed to make us care less about the fact they were assassinated and, hence, care less about why and by whom.

    Did the mob steal votes for JFK in 1960? Very likely. But they were doing the same for Nixon in Louisiana — we just hear less about that because Nison lost.

    And The Bay of Pigs was the CIA’s bungling, which JFK refused to take (most of) the bait on, even though he did err in signing off on the initial invasion.

    Learn something, you fools, about what the CIA REALLY intended to turn the Bay of Pigs into — and it was supposed to be WAY worse than what happened.

  • Brian in Philly

    Right or wrong … Like every truly great woman from Cleopatra to Queen Elizabeth I & II. Jackie was a star who shined with a light brighter than anyones! THE most famous American woman of all time and totally facinating. Self invented and original yet all American and did us all proud!

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