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Jackie Kennedy's sealed tapes to be broadcast by ABC

First lady Jacqueline Kennedy is photographed in the White House on June 19, 1961, in Washington. AP Photo

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Never-before-heard tapes of Jackie Kennedy in conversation with historian Arthur M. Schlesinger are to be released by ABC News for o the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Administration.

The network announced Wednesday that the recordings, made in the spring of 1964 and sealed until now, will be the basis of a series of special reports in which the former first lady shared her impressions of life with her husband, President John F. Kennedy. The eight hours of tapes were left to daughter Caroline Kennedy.

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The network says the centerpiece will be a special prime-time hour, with additional programs airing across all ABC News broadcasts and platforms this September. Diane Sawyer will anchor.

Jackie Kennedy, who later was known as Jackie Kennedy Onassis after her second marriage to a Greek shipping magnate, was famous for her fashions and for reorganizing entertainment for White House social events and redecorating the White House.

She kept a relatively low profile, although she did lead television cameras on a tour of the redecorated White House in 1962.

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