CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Kennedy's life reviewed; family photos & film, including the two assassinations, his plane accident in '64, Chappaquiddick in '69, his 1980 presidential election run, family problems, his seizure at the '09 inaugural & a gala for him this year, shown; details given about his political agenda & passion for politics. [At the '08 convention, KENNEDY - speaks out.] [Niece Caroline KENNEDY - calls him "Uncle Teddy."] [November 4, 1979, KENNEDY - stumbles about why he is running for the presidency.] [Senator Orrin HATCH, President BUSH - speak about Kennedy.] [Last summer, at the convention, KENNEDY - backs Barack Obama.] [In '09, OBAMA - speaks about Kennedy.] [Today, OBAMA - talks about Teddy.]
(Boston: Jim Axelrod) The reaction in Boston to Kennedy's death featured. [PRIEST, New England Patriots football coach Bill BELICHICK, mourner Celestine COX, reporter Martin NOLAN, Mayor Thomas MENINO, mourner Mary SUMMERS- remember Kennedy.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Kennedy's authored legislation as senator noted. [Senators HATCH, Christopher DODD - praise Kennedy.]
(Studio: Katie Couric; Washington: Bob Schieffer) What made Kennedy a great legislator, how he worked with Senators Hatch & Bob Dole, President Obama's problems in getting health care reform through today's Senate & Kennedy's legacy of social legislation over the last 40 years discussed; Senate photos shown.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Live interview held with presidential historian/CBS analyst Douglas Brinkley about Kennedy. [BRINKLEY - talks about his political abilities & his role in ending apartheid in South Africa.]