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    MRS. JACQUELINE KENNEDY - BREAKING HER VOW NOT TO MAKE A PUBLIC APPEARANCE FOR A?

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    1.
    GV MRS. KENNEDY AND PRESSMEN IN LOUNGE.
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    2.
    MRS. KENNEDY
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    3.
    GV MRS. KENNEDY AND PRESSMEN IN LOUNGE.
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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 2): MRS. KENNEDY: "I WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION FOR THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MESSAGES - NEARLY EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND IN ALL - WHICH MY CHILDREN AND I RECEIVED OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS. THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE AFFECTION IN WHICH MY HUSBAND WAS HELD BY ALL OF YOU, HAS SUSTAINED ME, AND THE WARMTH OF THESE TRIBUTES IS SOMETHING I SHALL NEVER FORGET - WHENEVER I CAN BEAR TO I READ THEM. ALL HIS BRIGHT LIGHT HAS GONE FROM THE WORLD. ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE WRITTEN TO ME KNOW HOW MUCH WE ALL LOVED HIM. AND THAT HE RETURNED THAT LOVE IN FULL MEASURE. IT IS MY GREATEST WISH THAT ALL OF THESE LETTERS BE ACKNOWLEDGED. THEY WILL BE - BUT IT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME TO DO SO. BUT I KNOW YOU WILL UNDERSTAND. EACH AND EVERY MESSAGE IS TO BE TREASURED, NOT ONLY FOR MY CHILDREN, BUT SO THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL KNOW HOW MUCH OUR COUNTRY AND PEOPLE IN OTHER NATIONS THOUGHT OF HIM. YOUR LETTERS WILL BE PLACED WITH HIS PAPERS IN THE LIBRARY TO BE ERECTED IN HIS MEMORY ALONG THE CHARLES RIVER IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. I HOPE THAT IN THE YEARS TO COME MANY OF YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE ABLE COME MANY OF YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE ABLE TO VISIT THE KENNEDY LIBRARY. IT WILL BE WE HOPE, NOT ONLY A MEMORIAL TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY BUT A LIVING CENTRE OF THE TIMES IN WHICH HE LIVED ... AND A CENTRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FOR SCHOLARS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. SO I THANK YOU AGAIN ON BEHALF OF MY CHILDREN AND THE PRESIDENT'S FAMILY FOR THE COMFORT THAT YOUR LETTERS HAVE BROUGHT TO US ALL. THANK YOU".




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    Background: MRS. JACQUELINE KENNEDY - BREAKING HER VOW NOT TO MAKE A PUBLIC APPEARANCE FOR A YEAR AFTER THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND - YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), IN A NATIONS WIDE TELEVISION BROADCAST, SPOKE OF HER THANKS FOR THE THOUSANDS OF MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE AND SYMPATHY SHE HAS RECEIVED.

    LOOKING MISTY-EYED, SHE MADE THE BROADCAST FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICE, OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S BROTHER, ATTORNEY-GENERAL ROBERT KENNEDY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABUQ8H8T6TH90OF7F4J0YGHJ5V
    Media URN:
    VLVABUQ8H8T6TH90OF7F4J0YGHJ5V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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