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A Tour of the White House (1962)

Mrs. Kennedy provided a masterful, authoritative, knowledgeable tour of the various historical artifiacts furnishing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, "the people's house", its interior design and ... See full summary »

Director:

Franklin J. Schaffner (as Franklin Schaffner)

Writer:

Perry Wolff (special material written by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Collingwood ... Himself - CBS News Correspondent
Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself - First Lady and Hostess (as Mrs. John F. Kennedy)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself - President of the United States of America
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Storyline

Mrs. Kennedy provided a masterful, authoritative, knowledgeable tour of the various historical artifiacts furnishing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, "the people's house", its interior design and her well-received renovation efforts of the White House, all the while amidst an aura of elegance by the First Lady hard not not to be captured by while viewing the tour.

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The historic 1962 televised broadcast produced by CBS News

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy See more »

Company Credits

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CBS See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

CBS News Consultant Charles Collingwood, who anchors this television tour special starring First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and featuring Democrat President John F. Kennedy, later was the narrator in the CBS News segment "Four Dark Days", about the assassination of President Kennedy, which is included in both John F. Kennedy (1981) and the John F. Kennedy: The Commemorative Video Album (1988) compilation videos. See more »

Quotes

John F. Kennedy: When we have, as we do today, Grant's table, Lincoln's bed, Monroe's gold set-all these make these men more alive. I think it makes the White House a stronger panorama, really, of our great story.
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Alternate Versions

A 16mm color version was made available for non-theatrical distribution. See more »

Connections

Referenced in From Jackie to Camelot (2017) See more »

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JACQUELINE KENNEDY - The Most Beautiful Thing the White House has Ever Seen
27 October 2004 | by spencerthetracySee all my reviews

I just watched this program for the first time in my life. Mrs Kennedy was simply the epitome of charm, grace, elegance and intelligence. She was mesmerizing to watch and her knowledge of the history of the People's House was staggering. And to think that she was an occupant for less than three years! She was able to accomplish so much in that short time.

Its too bad that the First Ladies since then haven't had the connection with the country that she did. She didn't seem overwhelmed by the job, and she never used her position for foolish causes or embarrassing histrionics.

She was truly a work of art. And one of the White House's and America's greatest treasures.


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