On the eve of the release of historian Michael Beschloss’ new book, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, Diane Sawyer hosted a two-hour long special chronicling the previously unheard eight-and-a-half hours worth of audio of the former First Lady.
The ABC special — watch it here — featured the revealing interviews that historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. conducted with Mrs. Kennedy just four months after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as well Sawyer’s interview with Caroline Kennedy, who revealed why she opted to release the tapes to the public now.
For anyone that was already deeply intrigued by the Kennedy clan, and the notion of Camelot, the sounds of a soft-spoken Jacqueline Kennedy talking, often in great detail, about life in and out of the White House was, no doubt, captivating. For those less familiar, it served as a unique history lesson. READ FULL STORY »