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09/13/2011 12:22 pm ET | Updated Nov 13, 2011

Diane Sawyer, Stephen Colbert Discuss Upcoming Jackie Kennedy Special (VIDEO)

Diane Sawyer had a laugh-fest on Monday's "Colbert Report," where she talked about her upcoming special on Jackie Kennedy's secret tapes.

The host of "ABC World News" was speaking to Stephen Colbert about how she found the time to make the special and what she found so interesting. Sawyer cracked up when he asked, "The special's called 'In Her Words,' but these tapes are from the 1960s. Were women allowed to have their own words back then?"

Sawyer explained that Jackie Kennedy recorded the tapes for history, and that Caroline Kennedy made the decision to release her mother's tapes now to commemorate the 50th anniversary of her father's inauguration. The tapes revealed Jackie Kennedy's unfavorable assessments of public figures, including her comparison of Lady Bird Johnson to a "trained hunting dog." Colbert joked, "It sounds like if you crossed her, she would sweep the leg."

The tapes also revealed that President Kennedy had cried after the Bay of Pigs, which Colbert jokingly took issue with. "I've never for any reason cried," he said. "Barbara Walters couldn't make me do it and you can't do it either." "Stephen, I just want you to tell me how you feel about never having cried," Sawyer said before bursting into laughter. WATCH:

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