This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Joe Johns) The coming ceremonies for Kennedy previewed; scenes shown from Arlington National Cemetery where Kennedy will be buried, from the library where he will be before burial & the Catholic church. [Senator John McCAIN - praises Kennedy.] The likely contenders for Kennedy's Senate seat discussed: his wife, Representative Ed Markey, Marty Meehan, Martha Copley.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Tributes to Kennedy, the senator, featured; details given about his legislation. [President OBAMA, Vice President Joe BIDEN - remember Kennedy.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: David Gergen; Boston: John King; Washington: Candy Crowley) Live discussion held about Kennedy, the lawmaker, who left an enormous imprint because he loved politics, what made him effective, the personal side of Kennedy, his role as surrogate father to nieces & nephews, the impact of his death on a health care reform deal that has been withering & the uncertainty about filling his seat in Massachusetts
(Studio: Erica Hill) The death of Iraqi Shiite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim; the pressure on South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford to resign; the wildfire in California & the route of Tropical Storm Danny reported; scenes shown of the fire.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The gathering of relatives of the late senator shown.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) Kennedy & civil rights reviewed; details given about the specific issues he fought for, including his opposition to the Supreme Court nomination for Robert Bork & his early support for Barack Obama. [President John F. KENNEDY - speaks about equal rights.] [In 1980, KENNEDY - speaks about the founding mothers.] [Representative John LEWIS - says Kennedy was our voice in Washington.] [KENNEDY - speaks against Bork.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Tomorrow's memorial service noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The scandals & loss in the life of the late senator reviewed; scenes shown from the bridge at Chappaquiddick that he drove off resulting in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne; details given about the rumors about his social life & the '91 incident at a Palm Beach bar. [KENNEDY - speaks about this tragic incident.] ["Boston Globe" columnist Sam ALLIS†- comments on the incident & his ability to separate personal & political life; says he was humiliated by Palm Beach; suggests he will be remembered as a great senator.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with historian Douglas Brinkley & CNN's John King & Gloria Borger about Kennedy's life. [BRINKLEY - says he had a dark side that came out with drinking, he did his penance for Chappaquiddick; notes Ted continued Bobby's odyssey after the assassination & he found a new role as the liberal after his presidential quest in '80.] [KING - comments on Kennedy's reaction to the legacy of Chappaquiddick, a scar on his career; comments on his marriage to Vicki.] [BORGER - says he was the patriarch of that family; reads a note from Jackie Kennedy to Teddy; comments on his joy & great heart.] Other material: Kennedy shown singing on "60 Minutes."
(Los Angeles: Randi Kaye) The story of Senator Edward Kennedy's two wives, Joan Bennett & Victoria Reggie, presented; family photos & video shown; details given about their roles in Ted's life. ["Bobby & Jackie" author David HEYMANN- talks about Joan & Vicki, who rehabilitated him.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Kennedys, the idea of Camelot & its future now that Teddy has died introduced.
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The dreams of Camelot for the last Kennedy son reviewed; family photos & video shown; details given about his public success, personal failures & redemption in the Senate. [KENNEDY - eulogizes brother Bobby.] [Historian Doris Kearns GOODWIN - comments.] [KENNEDY - tells Massachusetts he won't let you down.] [In '80, KENNEDY - says "the dream shall never die."] [KENNEDY - quotes Robert Frost about miles to go.]