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Video: Take Jacqueline Kennedy’s tour of the White House

It’s 50 years since Jackie Kennedy’s televised tour opened the doors of the White House to the public. Check it out…

President Kennedy, Jacqueline and their children in an undated family photo.
President Kennedy, Jacqueline and their children in an undated family photo.
Image: AP/Press Association Images

FIFTY YEARS AGO this week, then-US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gave a televised tour of the White House.

The programme drew around three out of four US television viewers for the original broadcast and it was subsequently syndicated to more than 50 countries.

In this clip from the original one-hour CBS broadcast, Kennedy outlines some of the building’s interior architectural and historical details (including a high toll on White House plates…):

(Video via CBS)

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