Jacqueline Kennedy tapes and book tell of Camelot
We'll soon get a new look at the Camelot era, when a book and audio tapes of interviews with Jackie Kennedy
is are released this week. "Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy," is based on series of interviews with Arthur Schlesinger Jr. shortly after JFK's assassination in 1963. The book, compiled by daughter Caroline Kennedy, will be published with accompanying audio CDs by Hyperion Books on Wednesday.
The book is getting a star-powered rollout, with a prime-time, two-hour special with ABC News' Diane Sawyer Tuesday at 9 p.m. -- and a sneak preview by Whoopi Goldberg on The View. In that audio clip, Jackie describes her request to stay in Washington during the Cuban missile crisis, rather than being sent to Camp David in Maryland. Even if there's no room in the president's bomb shelter. "Please, then I just want to be on the lawn when it happens -- you know -- but I just want to be with you, and I want to die with you, and the children do too -- than live without you," she says.
For more, you can hear Caroline Kennedy discuss the book in Washington on Sept. 26. the event, co-sponsored by the Politics & Prose bookstore and George Washington University, will be held at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street, NW.