Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Jackie Kennedy post-assassination interviews released

Audio tapes of Jackie Kennedy, made just months after the assassination of her husband President John F Kennedy, have been released for the first time.

In the interviews with a White House historian, she says civil rights leader Martin Luther King is "a terrible man".

The former first lady is also scathing about Lyndon Johnson, her husband's vice-president, and world leaders.

In the eight hours of tapes, she recalls, too, how her husband joked about the threat of assassination.

Jackie Kennedy opened her heart to White House aide Arthur Schlesinger at her Washington home, four months after JFK was killed in Dallas, Texas, in 1963.


No comments:

Post a Comment