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    Jacqueline Kennedy Autograph Letter Signed "Jackie." Four pages, 6.5" x 8.5", on personal letterhead, Washington, n. d. [circa November 2, 1960]. Having just seen "Calling for Kennedy," a thirty minute program which aired on CBS on November 2, 1960, just days before the 1960 presidential election, Jackie writes to Fred Coe, a producer at CBS, thanking him for the experience, in part:

    "Just an incoherent note in these last frenzied days, to let you know the Calling for Kennedy program was FANTASTIC. It was so hard for me to judge, having just seen & done it in bits & pieces. But when I saw it . . . with 200 highly critical ladies of the press & Democratic faithful, I was really delighted . . . since then, more letters, telegrams & phone calls . . . usually every coffee hour program like that has been rather a dud . . . I want to thank you & Bo Goldman . . . for all the effort, time annoyance, everything it caused you. I am so inexpressibly grateful, because if it hadn't been for you & your team, it would have been a rather Checkers-type program that everyone could make fun of." Here she is making reference to the 1952 Nixon "Checkers speech." "I really think," she continues, "it was superb. Someone told me we had a million more people than watched the President. All I can say, after having done it & watched how you all suffer, always to meet an unmeetable deadline, I consider politics a quiet out-to-pasture sort of life compared to being in television!"

    Folds. Areas of minor staining at the edges of page four, otherwise the edges are toned slightly. Women around the country were called by other women and asked their concerns for the United States. The interviews were then aired on the program and presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed each of the concerns.


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