The Winter of Her Despair

A symbol of strength for a traumatized nation in the winter of 1963–64, Jacqueline Kennedy was in fact falling apart—grieving and endlessly reliving her husband’s assassination, afflicted with what we’d now call post-traumatic stress disorder. Barbara Leaming, adapting her new biography, uncovers what was known to few outside the former First Lady’s inner circle: the nightmares, the drinking, the suicidal thoughts, but also the unexpected gesture that helped save her sanity.

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“I thought your cover picture was really marvelous,” Kennedy wrote the artist after the work appeared on Time, “but I don’t have red spots all over my face.”

Roy Lichtenstein, famous for his comic book-style pop art, created very few portraits. Our National Portrait Gallery writes about this rare commission from Time Magazine and the process the artist used to create it.

(via National Portrait Gallery | Face to Face blog: Time Magazine: RFK by Roy Lichtenstein)

This will be our final weekend of filming Kennedy for the 2014 JFK Airport program hoping to catch some UN traffic! This week we added a new spot overlooking Terminal 1 with mainly skyteam airlines. On this shot you see the Korean Air A380, Lufthansa A380, AeroMexico 787, Air France 777 and Aeroflot A330. #justplanes #thisisaviation #airport #jfkairport #newyorkjfk #skyteam_alliance #airbus #boeing #a330 #a380 #boeing787 #boeing777 #airbus380 #airbusa380 #airfrance #lufthansa #lufthansa_usa #koreanair #aeroflot #aeromexico