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Opinion | Joan Vennochi

Telling the real story of Camelot

IT’S GETTING harder to ignore the wide gap between Camelot mythology and historical reality at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

The disconnect is especially pronounced as the library promotes its latest exhibit, a collection of Jacqueline Kennedy’s letters. It’s timed to the 50th anniversary of Mrs. Kennedy’s famous televised tour of the White House and comes just as a White House intern from that era reveals the details of a private tour that she received from President Kennedy.

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