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CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 31, 2018
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(Studio: John Berman) The flag-draped casket of Senator John McCain lying in state in the rotunda in Washington, DC, featured; scenes shown of the casket.

(Studio: John Berman) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Sunlen Serfaty) Some moving moments of tribute, including a family visit with Senator Lindsey Graham about McCain's death featured; scenes shown of the casket coming into the Capitol, the good-byes at the casket, including fellow POW Sam Johnson. [Speaker of the House Paul RYAN, Senator Mitch McCONNELL, Vice President Mike PENCE - speak about McCain.] The next two days of tributes to McCain with eulogies from former President Obama & former President Bush discussed.

(Studio: John Berman) An earlier interview with former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus about McCain present. [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - says McCain wanted sustainable peace,] [PETRAEUS - offers views on McCain's trips to the war zones of Iraq & Afghanistan, how McCain was a champion of the surge in Iraq.]

(Studio: John Berman) Report introduced.

(New York: Randi Kaye) The life of John's mother Roberta McCain featured; family photos shown. [J. McCAIN - speaks about his mother.] [R. McCAIN - talks about Johnny; recounts hearing about Johnny being shot down & then a POW,] [Former Senator Fred THOMPSON - talks about Roberta.]

(Studio: John Berman) CNN coverage of the McCain funeral noted.

Berman, John;
Serfaty, Sunlen;
Kaye, Randi

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