Former United States Secret Service agent Clint Hill discusses his recent historical narrative titled Mrs. Kennedy and Me. Hill describes the period of time he was assigned to guard Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.
His protective detail assignment begins shortly after Kennedy’s election as President in November 1960, until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964. From those four years, he shares stories about the former first lady’s travels to Europe, Asia, and South America. He details the birth of her sons John and Patrick and Patrick’s sudden death.
Hill tells about being in the motorcade in Dallas when the President was killed, and the effect that had on his own life for the next fifty years. He discusses his own boyhood growing up as an adopted child in North Dakota, as well as his evolving relationship with the Kennedy family, and the farewell party Mrs. Kennedy hosted when Hill left her protective detail. He also talks about his co-author, Lisa McCubbin, who collaborated with agent Gerald Blaine for the 2009 book titled The Kennedy Detail. [Broadcast Date: May 27, 2012]
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