NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 26, 2018
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(Phoenix: Kelly O'Donnell) The tributes for McCain reviewed; scenes shown of the honor guard outside the funeral home; details given about funeral & tribute plans. [Two volunteer honor GUARDS - comment.] [Arizona Governor Doug DUCEY - speaks about McCain's legacy.] [Senator Chuck SCHUMER, WOMAN, former CIA director Gen. David PETRAEUS, former Senator Kelly AYOTTE, Senator Jeff FLAKE - comment on tributes to McCain & his character.] Statements about McCain from former President Obama & former President Bush quoted. McCain tales discussed.
(Studio: Savannah Guthrie) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) McCain's storied political career reviewed; scenes shown of McCain with other political figures like Senator John Kerry. [Feb. 20, 2005, with McCain, Hillary CLINTON - jokes with Tim Russert.] [In 1999 primary, McCAIN - speaks about principle.] [McCAIN - quotes from "The Restless Wave."]
(Studio: Savannah Guthrie) Live discussion held with historian Jon Meachem about McCain. [From Nashville, NBC political contributor MEACHEM - speaks about McCain's captivity, in the political arena, where he voiced the role of reason & admitted mistakes.]