JFK Special 4. | How Jackie O Defined An Era

If the Kennedy's were America's first royal family, then Jackie was its queen.

She was a style icon who, alongside her husband and president JFK, symbolised a fresh hopeful start in post-war America.

And then on 22nd November 1963, the unimaginable happened.

But who was the woman who led the country in its grief? Famously defining that time in America as Camelot. Who was the woman behind the immaculate hair do and pink Chanel suits? What was her life like before the spotlight, and how did she seek to rebuild it after JFK's assassination?

Today Kate is joined by two guests to tell her story. Author Eleanor Herman, and first up Laurence Leamer, author of The Kennedy Women: The Saga of an American Family, to find out more.

This episode was edited and produced by Stuart Beckwith. The Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.

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