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Kennedy Death / The Procession / Successor #953590

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 27, 2009
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(Boston: Lester Holt) Senator Edward Kennedy’s flag-draped coffin at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston and the mourners inside and outside shown.

(Boston: Andrea Mitchell) The outpouring of affection for Kennedy featured; scenes shown of family members, including wife Vicki, ex-wife Joan, sister Jean Kennedy Smith, niece Caroline, the crowds lining the streets and the motorcade from Hyannis Port to Boston; map shown of the route. [Several WOMEN – comment on Kennedy.]

(Boston: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Boston: Kelly O’Donnell) Speculation over who will replace Kennedy in the Senate featured; details given about the history of the “Kennedy seat” and possible successors, including Joe Kennedy and Vicki. [Massachusetts Democratic consultant Dan PAYNE†- says if Joe or Vicki run it could affect the field.] [Governor Deval PATRICK††- comments on the move to change the law to allow him to appoint a successor.] Kennedy family members shown greeting mourners outside.

(Boston: Lester Holt) NBC News coverage of the funeral on Saturday noted.

Holt, Lester;
Mitchell, Andrea;
O’Donnell, Kelly

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