Mass. Revelers Express Concern For Kennedy

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Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is set to be released from a Washington hospital Wednesday morning after suffering a seizure during a luncheon with President Obama on Tuesday.

At the Eastern Ball in Washington, state lawmakers expressed concern over Kennedy's seizure. Rep. Barney Frank said Kennedy is not just a good friend.

"He's the leader of a political movement that's about to be able to be able to accomplish what we've been fighting for, so there's a great poignancy to his health problems flaring up today," Frank said.

Mr. Obama rushed to Kennedy's table when he noticed the seizure. Afterward, Mr. Obama told the lunch audience that because of Kennedy's support for the Voting Rights Act in the 1960s, part of him is with Kennedy.

This program aired on January 21, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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