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Kennedy Death / The Procession / Successor #944458

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 27, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A look at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston that is the site to honor Senator Edward Kennedy with the flagged-draped coffin next door & the ceremony & motorcade moving his coffin to Boston with sister Jean & wife Vicki in the lead shown. [At his mother's eulogy, KENNEDY - speaks about Rose.] [In '79, KENNEDY - announces his candidacy for president.]

(Boston: John Berman) The people paying respect in Boston to the late senator featured; scenes shown of celebratory crowds as the hearse moved by. [Octogenarian "LOIS", union laborer "JIMMY", Irish immigrant Martin ALLEN, five PEOPLE - remember Ted.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The status of Kennedy's request for a Massachusetts law to enable the naming of a successor to the Senate after some lobbying by Senator Harry Reid & Vicki Kennedy with the possibility of Michael Dukakis as an interim & the possibility of Joe Kennedy running for the seat discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Kennedy's involvement in the health care reform debate noted.

(Capitol Hill: Jonathan Karl) The possibility of a new unity on health care reform with Kennedy's death examined. [At meeting hosted by Senator John McCain, WOMAN - says "nuke it now."] [HHS Secretary Kathleen SEBELIUS - says you could honor his legacy by passing reform.] [Representative Edward MARKEY - promotes a bill.] [Democratic strategist Tad DEVINE†- recounts what President Lyndon Johnson did to pass civil rights.] [Republican Senator Orrin HATCH - reacts.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Hyannis Port: David Muir) The question of whether any Kennedy will become a political force after Teddy discussed; details given about Caroline Kennedy, Joe Kennedy II, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Chris Kennedy & Robert Shriver III; scenes shown of all the Kennedys.

Gibson, Charles;
Berman, John;
Stephanopoulos, George;
Karl, Jonathan;
Muir, David

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