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Jackie Kennedy’s Real White House tour


The following is an excerpt from CBSNews.com | January 24, 2017 |

Director Pablo Larraín’s movie “Jackie” was nominated for three Academy Awards Tuesday, including best actress for Natalie Portman’s portrayal of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

The film traces Mrs. Kennedy’s life in the days immediately following President Kennedy’s assassination. Woven through the movie’s narrative is a recreation of the first lady’s famous White House tour, which aired on Valentine’s Day in 1962.

Hosted by CBS News correspondent Charles Collingwood, “A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy” was America’s first televised tour of the president’s residence. In the movie, Larraín meticulously recreated scenes from the tour and also included footage from the 1962 broadcast.

With signature poise and style, Mrs. Kennedy showcased the $2 million renovation she launched to restore historic artifacts at the White House, showing encyclopedic knowledge of each item on display.

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