2009, In Voices03:52

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While eulogizing his father on Aug. 29, Rep. Patrick Kennedy recalled how the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy would often quote Robert Frost - "And miles to go before I sleep" - to conclude his stump speech during the 1980 presidential campaign.

And as we conclude 2009, the son's eulogy - and that quotation - are part of our year-end retrospective. While some voices are unrecognizable, the stories - the recession, our two wars, Madoff, swine flu, and Kennedy and his successor - are indelible.

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This program aired on December 31, 2009.

Margaret Evans Senior Editor
Margaret Evans was formerly a senior editor in WBUR's newsroom.