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Film Features Condolence Letters To Jackie Kennedy After JFK Assassination

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In this Nov. 22, 1963, file photo, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, right, and Lady Bird Johnson, second from left, watch as Vice President Lyndon Johnson is administered the oath of office by Federal Judge Sarah Hughes, left, as he assumed the presidency of the United States following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

In this Nov. 22, 1963, file photo, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, right, and Lady Bird Johnson, second from left, watch as Vice President Lyndon Johnson is administered the oath of office by Federal Judge Sarah Hughes, left, as he assumed the presidency of the United States following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — A documentary about condolence letters sent to President John F. Kennedy’s widow after his 1963 assassination will be screened at the JFK Library and Museum.

The film “Letters to Jackie” is based on a 2010 book by college professor and historian Ellen Fitzpatrick and features Hollywood actors reading 20 letters to Jacqueline Kennedy.

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum officials say they’ll screen the film on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The book’s author, the film’s director, two of the letter writers and Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper will discuss the film after the screening.

Among the celebrities in the documentary are Cooper, Viola Davis, John Krasinski, Octavia Spencer, Betty White and Channing Tatum.

TLC plans to air the film in November.

Jacqueline Kennedy received more than a million condolence letters at the White House after the president’s death. Many were from everyday Americans who expressed personal experiences of grief and loss.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 

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