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From First Lady to Jackie O

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Everyone knows Jackie Kennedy Onassis was married to two of the 20th century’s most powerful men, but lesser known are the five incredible years between those marriages when she was on her own. "Jackie: Her Transformation from First Lady to Jackie O," the spectacular new book from Paul Brandus of We… read more

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Episode 11: Mrs. Onassis

February 3rd, 2021


After yet another tragic loss, Jackie was ready to live life on her own terms. She was through with shouldering the burden of living as others …

Episode 10: Shattered Again

January 20th, 2021


As 1967 wound down, Jackie remained wildly popular with the American public, and seemed to be enjoying herself— and why not? The assassination was …

Episode 9: A Brush With Death

January 6th, 2021


By 1966, Jackie wasn’t ON the A-list— she WAS the A-list. But it wasn’t all fun and games: between public scandal over “The Death of a President” and shifting national priorities during the Vietnam War, Jackie became …

Episode 8: The Lioness

December 23rd, 2020


Writing The Death of a President had been exhausting and heartbreaking. When he was finished, author William Manchester thought his troubles were over. In fact, they were only just beginning. And for Jackie, the book’s …

Episode 7: Jackie Emerges

December 9th, 2020


Jackie’s priorities in the mid-1960s were often in conflict: she yearned to move on from her once-Presidential life, but had a duty to memorialize …

Episode 6: A New Love

October 28th, 2020


Election night 1964 was a huge landslide for Lyndon Johnson as the Kennedy White House receded further into the rear view mirror. As Jackie settled further into her life in New York, she was determine to stay out of the …

Episode 5: Farewell to All That

October 14th, 2020


Jacqueline Lee Bouvier had arrived in the nation’s capital in the Fall of 1950 as an anonymous college student. Now, less than 14 years later— the …

Episode 4: Jackie's Private Hell

September 30th, 2020


Jacqueline Kennedy was not doing well six months after the assassiation: the endless loop of crying, drinking, nightmares, reliving those fateful …

Episode 3: The Dark, Lonely Winter

September 16th, 2020


The Kennedy era began with such high hopes— no one could have predicted that it would have ended with Jackie burying two of her four children …

Episode 2: There Will Never Be Another Camelot

September 2nd, 2020


After the assassination of her husband, Jackie Kennedy was unhappy that journalists were beginning to write assessments of his presidency, deciding …

Episode 1: The Invisible Man

August 19th, 2020


If you stood the handsome and charming President John F. Kennedy next to the squat and abrasive Greek business tycoon Aristotle Onassis, you might assume they had nothing in commonbut in fact, they were both wealthy, …

Coming Soon!

July 30th, 2020


Everyone knows Jackie Kennedy Onassis was married to two of the 20th century’s most powerful men, but lesser known are the five incredible years …

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