On the initial episode of this TV three-episode mini-series we see the private years of Jackie Bouvier's early life. Jackie grew up in Southampton, New York, where she was born and raised. Her financially privileged early life allowed her to become a highly popular debutante in the 1940’s. She would not meet John Fitzgerald Kennedy, her future husband and who would later become America's 35th president, until she was older. This first episode sheds also covers Jackie’s father, a man who shared some regrettable character traits with John her soon to be husband.
In part-2 of this 3-part mini-series, young Jackie begins working as a reporter for the Washington Times-Herald after graduating from Vassar, in Paris, France, George Washington University and finally Georgetown University. Following a glamorous courtship that began at their official first meeting in May 1951, she then becomes the wife of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States on 12 September 1953. This very young president and his new wife Jackie welcomed two children into the world. The media dubbed this brief era as Camelot, until it abruptly ended when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX, on November 22, 1963.
In the conclusion of this 3-part TV mini-series, Jackie Kennedy tries to adjust to her new life as a single mother after her husband JFK is killed. She eventually makes a rather controversial decision when she marries Greek shipping tycoon, Aristotle Onassis on 20 October 1968. The tabloid press has a field day, accusing Jackie Kennedy Onassis of only marrying the much older man for his money and ability to possibly shield her from the media's constant scrutiny. On 15 March 1975 Her second husband passed away while Jackie and her children were visiting New York City. She returned to the Greek islands shortly after this where she was photographed lying nude on a Greek island beach and magazine editor Larry Flynt published them in his August 1975 issue of Hustler magazine. She then returned to New York City where she takes a job as an editor with a major publishing house. Jackie died on 19 May 1994 from cancer at the age of 64.