50th Anniversary of Jackie Kennedy’s Tour of the White House

Perry Wolff with Jackie Kennedy, February 1962

On the night of  February 14, 1962, three out of four television viewers watched Jacqueline Kennedy give a tour of the White House, after she had redecorated it with historical paintings and antique furniture owned by previous residents. Four nights later, ABC rebroadcast the program to a sizable national audience before it then moved on to syndication in more than fifty countries around the globe. In all, it was estimated that hundreds of millions of people saw the program. It was also the first prime-time documentary to target a female audience.

Jackie Kennedy’s Tour of the White House will be presented to OLLI members Monday, February 27.  Former CBS executive producer Perry Wolff, who produced the show, will be on hand to take questions after the screening. He has won 15 Emmy awards, 14 Peabody Awards, numerous Writers Guild, Du Pont and Polk awards and a Motion Picture Academy nomination.  Mr. Wolff was interviewed for the 50th Anniversary of the Tour of the White House on the CBS Sunday Morning Show, which was aired on Feb. 19, 2012.

Event details:

A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John Kennedy
Monday, February 27, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Screening Room at Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Blvd.  Los Angeles, California.

To RSVP, please email the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at osher@uclaextension.edu.

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