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Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., Kneels at the gravesite of his brother, President John F. Kennedy, in Arlington Cemetery Saturday, Nov. 22, 1986, the 23rd anniversary of the President's assassination in Dallas, Texas. In foreground is the eternal flame that marks the grave. (AP)
Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., Kneels at the gravesite of his brother, President John F. Kennedy, in Arlington Cemetery Saturday, Nov. 22, 1986, the 23rd anniversary of the President's assassination in Dallas, Texas. In foreground is the eternal flame that marks the grave. (AP)

Sen. Kennedy and the Catholic Church

This Saturday, Ted Kennedy's funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston. But debate among the Catholic community swirls as to whether Kennedy deserves a Catholic service given some of his political views. We speak to Michael Paulson, religion reporter for the Boston Globe about Kennedy's relationship to the church and the subjective nature of Catholicism.

Constituent Services

Eleanor Bright of Dover, Massachusetts recalls Senator Kennedy's work on behalf of the families who lost loved ones in the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. Bright's husband, Nick, was a passenger.

Sen. Kennedy's Faith & Politics

Rev. Jim Wallis, the progressive evangelical founder of the Christian group Sojourners, joins us to talk about how he advised Sen. Kennedy and how his faith guided his politics.

Swine Flu and College Campuses

As college students start classes, health officials are bracing for outbreaks of swine flu. We speak with Dr. James Turner, president of the American College Health Association and executive director of the Student Health Department at the University of Virginia.

Time to Get a New Credit Card?

New credit card regulations took effect this month as part of the Credit Card Reform Act, signed into law in May. Ron Lieber says it's a good time to shop around for a better deal on your card. He's the "Your Money" columnist for the New York Times and he shares some pointers.

Clipped Viewing

Missed your favorite show, a great interview, or a record shattering sports event on TV? Don't worry, as Brian Lowry, chief television critic for Variety points out, highlights are now all over internet on sites such as hulu.com. But what does this condensed viewing mean for viewers' enjoyment or broadcasters' ad revenues?

Music from the show

  • Tristeza, "Are We People"
  • Air, "Universal Traveler"
  • DJ Shadow, "Six Days"

This program aired on August 27, 2009.

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