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Kennedy Returns

Remembering Senator Kennedy

The veteran political leader died late last night after a battle with brain cancer. We speak with Brian Hart whose son was killed in Iraq.

Kennedy's Legislative and Political Legacies

We're joined by Gail Chaddock, senior congressional coorespondent of the Christian Science Monitor and Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.

Chappaquiddick and Beyond

After the death of his brothers, everyone thought Ted Kennedy would run for the White House and he did. But he fell short and many wondered if his heart was really in it. The accident on Chappaquiddick, which killed Mary Joe Kopechne, hovered over him. Here & Now's Monica Brady-Myerov has that part of the Kennedy story.

Kennedy's Death Resonates in Boston

We continue our conversation about Senator Kennedy with Julian Zelizer and Kevin Cullen of the Boston Globe.

Kennedy's Personal Touch

We'll hear a portion of an interview we did with Senator Kennedy on May 31, 2006.

Music from the show

  • Mike Mills, "Air"
  • Sun Kil Moon, "Carry Me Ohio"
  • The Sea and the Cake, "Leaf"
  • Pat Metheny, "Letter from Home"

This program aired on August 26, 2009.


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