Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words 2011 NR

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First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's never-before-heard conversations are revealed.

Starring:
Diane Sawyer, Jacqueline Kennedy
Runtime:
1 hour 24 minutes

Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Eric Siegel
Starring Diane Sawyer, Jacqueline Kennedy
Supporting actors John F. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, John Kennedy Jr., Dwight D. Eisenhower, Robert Frost, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Angie Dickinson, Frank Sinatra, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Michael Beschloss, Fidel Castro, Richard Reeves, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Martin Luther King, Joseph P. Kennedy, Rose Kennedy
Studio Not Specified
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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From a historical perspective, our interest in the Kennedy administration has never waned and probably never will. So one of the major news stories from 2011 was when taped conversations with Jacqueline Kennedy surfaced and were made available for the public to finally hear. Made just months after the President's death in 1964, Jackie sat for a series of interviews with Arthur Schlesinger Jr and made several hours worth of taped conversations. These are the basis for this enlightening and intimate ABC Special hosted by Diane Sawyer. Caroline Kennedy had held this material, and reputedly it wasn't to be released until after her mother's passing. Caroline has discussed the fact that she contemplated editing the tapes before letting them go but, in the end, allowed Jackie to speak for Jackie. We're the better for it. Despite their prominence and popularity, the Kennedys have also been somewhat enigmatic to me--especially Jackie. This special gave me a greater perspective into the lady, her viewpoints, and her role in the context of history.

Jacqueline Kennedy, who always seemed so personally guarded, admits that she consented to the interviews as an homage to the late President. As he would not be able to share his memoirs with the world, she wanted some inside record of his presidency to stand. Of course, the material is presented through her eyes and perceptions but it is a fascinating look behind the curtains of Camelot. Some of the more interesting aspects of the conversations have to do with the couple's private (but public influenced relationship). As Jackie was well-bred and polished, Kennedy was constantly worried that the public would become disconnected from her. So he was meticulous about her styling and appearances as he ran for office.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ruth on July 1, 2013
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Jacqueline was a very intersting lady. It was fascinating to hear her talk and hear the culture as far as where woman were supposed be in society.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tabitha Woods on January 16, 2014
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It was nice to hear all of this in her words. I would recommend this to anyone. Great information and a look into the tragedy in her life as well as her strength to make it through it.
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By Mary A Jochim on January 29, 2014
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I grew up thinking Jacqui Kennedy was the perfect woman, mother, wife. Just finished reading These Few precious days & was skeptical about many things in that book. this video corroborated some things I read in the book though many seemed outlandish. However, Jacqui was not friend to the Women's Movement and made fun of women in power. Interesting to find she was full of human frailties. Bravo to Caroline Kennedy's honesty about what her mother was like. She was then & still is a fascinating person who went through a horrible experience at so young an age.
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By FeliceMA on December 14, 2013
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Wonderfully intimate peek into the life and words of the iconic American beauty and First Lady. As was said at the end of the documentary, "No one looks like heg, and no one sounds like her." No one has her story, and millions have been fascinated with and by her. I hope to see more of the many hours of her story. The interviews with Caroline added a lot to the film.
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