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DC Journos Reflect on Senator Kennedy’s Life and Legacy

There were many remembrances today of Senator Ted Kennedy. Here are just some from DC journos that caught our eye…

• Above, Bob Schieffer and Boston Globe‘s Tom Oliphant share memories of years of covering Senator Kennedy on CBS’ daily webcast “Washington Unplugged.”

• “Meet the Press” executive producer Betsy Fischer shares a special interview Senator Kennedy did with Tim Russert on the 60th anniversary of NBC’s Sunday show, discussing his long history with the show and his first appearance at age 30.

George Stephanopoulos reported on the Senator’s passing and legacy on all ABC platforms today– TVNewser notes ABC was first with the news at 1:18am. Here’s his blog.


Chris Matthews- whose special “The Kennedy Brothers” aired on MSNBC a night earlier than planned- penned this piece “The Ted Kennedy I Knew” for The Daily Beast.

Joe Klein for Time: “How Ted Kennedy Found Himself.”

• On “Nightline,” ABC’s congressional correspondent Jonathan Karl recounted his personal interaction with Senator Kennedy after Karl and his family survived a car accident: “The very first call I got from somebody was not part of my immediate family. It was a call from Ted Kennedy. And the minute that I heard that voice and — regardless of what he was saying, I remember smiling.” (h/t TVNewser)

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