CBS News: ‘Person to Person Classic: JFK & Jacqueline (1953)’

Person To Person Classic_ JFK and Jacqueline - Google Search

Source:CBS News– U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) and his wife Jacqueline, on CBS’s Person To Person in 1953.

“Sen. John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, were interviewed by Edward R. Murrow in their Boston apartment one month after they were married in 1953. The new bride was taken aback when Murrow asked her what requires more diplomacy — her old job as a reporter or being married.”

From CBS News

“Sen. John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, were interviewed by Edwards R. Murrow in their Boston apartment one month after they were married in 1953. The new bride was taken aback when Murrow asked her what requires more diplomacy–her old job as a reporter, or being married. CBS News is bringing back an icon – “Person to Person” with Charlie Rose and Lara Logan airs Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.”

Person to Person classic_ JFK and Jacqueline

Source:CBS News– U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) and his wife Jacqueline, on CBS’s Person To Person in 1953.

From CBS News

The Kennedy’s had just been married by this point in 1953. John Kennedy was in his first year in the U.S. Senate. He was just a freshman senator at this point, serving in a Republican Congress, with Republican President Dwight Eisenhower. And Jackie was essentially a rookie at being a politician’s wife.

This is going to sound hard, but Jack Kennedy was politically smart enough to know that he wasn’t going to get elected President as a bachelor. Especially as a bachelor with a reputation as a playboy. That is where Jackie comes in to make it look like Jack has settled down with one woman and was ready to start a family.

I’m not saying Jack didn’t love Jackie, but that was not his primary motive for marrying her. He wanted to run for and be elected President in 1960 and the way to do that back then and still today is at the very least be seen as a family man. With a wife and kids and be perceived as loving both.

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