The Jackie Kennedy White House Tour
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was First Lady of the United States from 1961 until JFK's assassination in 1963. She was immensely popular with the American public for her sense of style and elegant conduct. During her time in the White House, she headed up a restoration that would make the building appear at once more homey and more historic. She then led a tour of the redesigned White House with Charles Collingwood of CBS News. Upon its broadcast, the tour was a hit, and earned Jackie Kennedy a special Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Trustees Award from the 14th Annual Emmy Awards.
from The Film Archives
Key Facts In This Video
Jacqueline Kennedy wanted to redesign parts of the White House to lend the building a greater sense of history. (6:09)
See the White House's state dining room, which could seat up to 102 people: (20:19)
Listen to Jackie Kennedy describe the history of the White House's Lincoln Room: (40:18)