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Jackie: Behind Closed Doors on REELZ Channel
I have always admired Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the former first lady of the United States. Although her tenure in the White House was before my time, she was definitely someone I looked up to while growing up. With her pillbox hat, dark sunglasses and breathy voice, Jackie Kennedy Onassis was an icon for her style, elegance, and grace. She lived a complex and very private life, married a president and a Greek shipping magnate, and her story is one of glamour and courage.
I will always remember her as someone who is intensely private although she raised very public children and had a very public story. I always found it hard to imagine being in her shoes. I cannot imagine living constantly in the public while craving privacy at the same time. She lived a lot during her 65 years and although she has been gone for over 20 years, she is still a beloved American icon.
This weekend REELZ is debuting a documentary about Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy and I cannot wait to watch it. In fact, I already have my DVR set to record so I can watch it as it airs and then watch it again later.
REELZ is airing a riveting two-hour documentary, Jackie: Behind Closed Doors hosted by NBC News’ Natalie Morales on November 7th at 9PM ET and again at 11 PM ET. REELZ Channel’s Jackie: Behind Closed Doors documentary covers every aspect of her life, from her early childhood to her too early death from cancer. They’ve sourced rarely seen family footage and the documentary features commentary with those who knew her best.
November 22, 1963 was one of the darkest days in our nation’s history when a lone gunman shot President John F. Kennedy. Jackie, riding in the motorcade, clung to her husband’s lifeless body. Jackie’s story is an incredible one of survival and fortitude. After bearing witness to her husband’s assassination, Jackie withdrew from the public eye to focus on raising her two children, before marrying Aristotle Onassis. Her silence made her an object of endless curiosity. Only now are we beginning to understand this complex woman who made an indelible mark on American history based on stories and footage that has become available.
The strength of Jackie O is one of the most appealing things about her. She didn't have an easy upbringing nor did she have an easy life. However she persevered through it all and is one of the most famous Americans.
If you love everything to do with Jackie O. and indeed the entire Kennedy family, make plans to watch The Kennedy Files on REELZ Channel throughout the month of November. To find the specific air date and time, visit reelz.com.
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Tune in on November 7th at 9PM ET and again at 11PM ET – Use the channel finder to figure out which channel REELZ is on.