Built on the foundation of a press interview, this is the story of Jackie Kennedy's life from the moment John Kennedy was shot until she and the children moved out of the White House. Told from her point of view with frequent statements to the interviewer that she would not allow him to print what she had just said. Flashbacks to the TV tour of the White House she did in 1961 and vivid images of the shooting are interspersed with glimpses into her public stoicism and private grief. Her greatest fear seems to have been that John would not be remembered as the great President she believed he would have been.
Not always flattering, this is a picture of Jackie seldom seen. Cigarettes. Alcohol. Prescription meds. The all too typical 1960s self-treatment for what we would now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
A grim story made bearable only because we know she went on to build a great life down the road.
A really worthwhile view.
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