New Jackie Kennedy Tapes Released

Posted: Jun. 3rd, 2011  |  By JustLuxe Team

Seven never before released audio recordings of Jackie Kennedy from the 1960s will be broadcast on ABC. Eight and a half hours of interview given in 1964 to historian Arthur M. Schlesinger contains information about President Kennedy’s last days in office, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and early political campaigns.

Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline will be releasing the tapes and writing a forward for a book based on these interviews. "My mother took very seriously the obligation to preserve and document the history of my father's administration -- and these interviews are the result.” The book, "Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy," along with audiotapes of the interviews will be released by Hyperion.

The interviews "reflect Mrs. Kennedy's evolving sense of herself and her role as first lady as she talks about her family and married life in the White House." ABC reported. The interviews will be condensed and begin airing in a series of specials beginning in September.