The interviews were completed a few months after the assassination of President Kennedy, which took place in 1963. Eight and a half hours of audio, grouped in seven interviews were conducted by historian Arthur M. Schlesinger.
Jackie Kennedy had sealed the materials and instructed her daughter, Caroline, that they be released in due course.
Caroline Kennedy said she chose to disclose the records because she is writing a book based on these interviews, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her father’s presidency.
“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,” said Caroline Kennedy.
In her conversations with historian Schlesinger, Jackie Kennedy talks about her role as the first lady of the USA, her family and life at the White House. Also, Jacqueline talks about major political events of the time, but also about the last days in the life of President Kennedy.
Materials will be broadcast by ABC from September. Also, the tapes will be sold together with the book “Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F Kennedy.”
After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jackie, one of the most stylish women in the world married tycoon Aristotle Onasis and died of cancer in 1994.