The Kennedy Family and American Political Lore
Judy Woodruff speaks with historians Richard Norton Smith and Michael Beschloss about the life and times of America's most famous political dynasty.
Kennedy Services Begin as Mourners Pay Respects in Boston
Mourners lined up along a 70-mile stretch from Cape Cod to the JFK Library in Boston to commemorate the life of Sen. Edward Kennedy as memorial services began on Thursday.
Oral History Captures Kennedy's Life, Legacy
As memorial services continue for Sen. Edward Kennedy, some of his memories will live on through an oral history project at the University of Virginia's Miller Center for Public Affairs.
Kennedy's Steps in South Africa Helped Highlight Anti-apartheid Efforts
The late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., is well-known for his efforts in the domestic policy front, but in the diplomatic arena he also used his high-profile status to help galvanize support for anti-apartheid efforts in South Africa.
Reflects on Friendship, Battles With Kennedy
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch
speaks with Judy Woodruff about Sen. Kennedy's life, legacy, battle with brain
cancer and their unlikely friendship.
From Around U.S. to Sen. Kennedy's Death
Ray Suarez recaps reactions
to Senator Kennedy's death from around the country.
Back at Highs, Lows of Kennedy's High-profile Life
Kwame Holman looks
back at the life of the last surviving Kennedy brother and his role as a liberal
August 26, 2009
Ted Kennedy's Faith, Friendships and Persona
A journalist, clergyman
and congressman who were close to Sen. Ted Kennedy reflect on his personality,
faith and friendships.
August 26, 2009
Kennedy Wove Charisma, Compromise Into Political Legacy
Analysts Mark Shields and
David Brooks are joined by historian Ellen Fitzpatrick and health care advocate
Ron Pollack to discuss Kennedy's political legacy.
Cadence Ran in the Family
Judy Woodruff explores the legendary Kennedy
cadence that made the family so famous and persuasive.
Assessing Kennedy's Impact on the Health Care Debate
Sen. Ted Kennedy once called health care legislation the cause of his life. In his decades in the Senate, he was instrumental in passing legislation expanding Americans' access to health care.
Kennedy, Senate's 'Liberal Lion,' Dies
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, known
as the "liberal lion of the Senate," and the last surviving brother of a fabled
political dynasty, died late Tuesday at his home in Cape Cod after a year-long
struggle with a malignant brain tumor. He was 77 years old.