A 2013 - 2014 original C-SPAN feature series telling the stories of America's First Ladies - from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama -
through conversations with top experts, video tours of historic sites, and questions from C-SPAN's audience.

America's First Ladies — from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama
Jacqueline Kennedy
First Lady: 1961 - 1963
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  • Jacqueline Kennedy program
  • Oral History on Life in the White House
  • Thanking the Nation of Condolences on January 14, 1964
  • NBC Interview with Arlene Francis in 1957
  • Passion for Writing
  • NBC Interview with Sander Vanocur
  • Visiting Pakistan in March 1962
  • Style Icon
  • Oral History on Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1960 Campaign Speech Collaboration
  • Phone Conversation with President Lyndon Johnson on December 2, 1963
  • Show Introduction
  • Arranging President Kennedy's Funeral
  • In the Press
  • Her Family Life
  • Her Image
  • In the White House
  • As an Editor
  • Life After the White House
  • Role as First Lady
  • Family Life
  • TV White House Tour
  • Image
  • The Kennedy Presidency
  • As First Lady
  • Graveside Ceremony
  • In the White House
  • President Kennedy's Funeral
  • Cokie Roberts on Jackie Kennedy
  • Book Discussion on Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books
  • White House Decorative Arts Exhibit, part 1
  • Book Discussion on Letters to Jackie
  • Book Discussion on As We Remember Her
  • Book Discussion on Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier
  • First Ladies' Influence


Jacqueline Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
So many people hit the White House with their Dictaphone running...I never even kept a journal. I thought, ‘I want to live my life, not record it.’

Born - July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York

Parents - John Vernou “Jack” Bouvier III & Janet Norton Lee Bouvier

Married - September 12, 1953 to John Fitzgerald Kennedy (widowed in 1963, second marriage to Aristotle Socrates Onassis in 1968, widowed in 1975)

Children - Daughter (stillborn) in 1956,
Caroline Bouvier (1957 – present),
John Fitzgerald, Jr. (1960 – 1999),
Patrick Bouvier (1963)

Education - Bachelor of Arts degree at George Washington University in 1951

Occupation - Book editor

Post White House residence - New York City

Causes - White House Historical Association, planned the first guidebook of the White House for visitors, and gave the first TV tour of the White House

Died - May 19, 1994 in New York, New York

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