The minute Jackie Kennedy became First Lady she knew what her mission was going to be: restoring the White House and making it accessible to all Americans. She quickly created the White House Historical Association which published the first guidebook to the White House, and used the proceeds from the sale of the book to pay for the renovations.
On February 14, 1962, Jackie hosted a one-hour televised tour of the White House to showcase the completed restorations of several of the state rooms. The tour was broadcast on CBS and NBC, and on ABC four days later. The show received raves from the critics and was a huge ratings bonanza.
At the Emmy Awards ceremony that year, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented Jackie with an honorary Emmy for her work. Lady Bird Johnson, wife of then Vice President Johnson, accepted the Golden Girl for her. To this date, Jackie Kennedy is the only First Lady to have won one of these coveted awards.