ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 27, 2009
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(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.