ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009
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(Hyannis Port: David Muir) Kennedy's final days featured; scenes & photos shown from the family compound & flags at half staff. [Our Lady of Victory Church Rev. Patrick TARRANT- says he was ready to go.] [Neighbor Dorothy SULLIVAN - speaks about Kennedy.]
(Hyannis Port: Charles Gibson) Plans to bury Kennedy at the Arlington National Cemetery noted. Some tributes to Kennedy presented. [President OBAMA, Senators Christopher DODD, Orrin HATCH, Vice President Joe BIDEN - speak about Kennedy.] Statements from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former President George Bush & Senator John Kerry quoted.
(Hyannis Port: Charles Gibson) Kennedy's life & legacy reviewed; scenes of the Kennedy family over the years, including his years as a senator after 1962, his brothers' assassinations, Chappaquiddick in 1969, running for the presidency in 1980 against Jimmy Carter, his last illness shown. [KENNEDY - speaks out for health care, about brother Bobby, the family's special commitment, the accident, his '80 campaign, judicial review.] [In '94, with Ted Koppel, KENNEDY - says he enjoys the matters of the Senate.] [At the '08 Democratic National Convention, KENNEDY - speaks.]
(Hyannis Port: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos, Cokie Roberts) Kennedy's role in the Senate for 47 years, the burden of the expectations of the Kennedy legacy & going back to the Senate after 1980, his role as family patriarch & his importance in the health care debate discussed; Kennedy photos shown.