WGBH joins the community in mourning the loss of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who proudly represented Massachusetts in the US Senate for 46 years. We celebrate his life with the following programming.
Wednesday, August 26 at 7-8pm on WGBH 2/HD
Greater Boston airs a special, live one-hour edition on the life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Host Emily Rooney is joined by Peter Meade, the President of the Senator Kennedy Institute for the US Senate, Steve Grossman, the former Democratic National Chairman, former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn and Kennedy family friend Phillip Johnston, the former chairman of he Massachusetts Democratic Party. Jared Bowen reports live from Hyannisport as the broadcast looks at the enormous contribution Senator Kennedy made to American politics.
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Wednesday, August 26 at 6-7pm on WGBH 2/HD
The NewsHour provides extensive coverage on the passing of Senator Kennedy, known as the «liberal lion of the Senate,» and the last surviving brother of a fabled political dynasty.
«The Kennedys: American Experience»
Wednesday, August 26 at 8-11pm on WGBH 2/HD
Friday, August 28 at 9pm – 12am on WGBH 44
Saturday, August 29 at 8-11pm on WGBH World
No family has had such a powerful hold on the American imagination. A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy, the Kennedy story is unlike any other. From Joseph Kennedy’s rise on Wall Street and frustrations in politics, through John Kennedy’s march to the presidency, orchestrated by his father to Edward Kennedy’s withdrawal from the 1980 presidential race following the scandal of Chappaquidick, the family has left a legacy that continues to influence politics today.
All Things Considered
Wednesday, August 26 at 5-7pm on WGBH 89.7 and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR Station
Throughout the broadcast of All Things Considered Senator Kennedy will be remembered with a series of seven pieces commemorating his life and legacy. NPR’s Brian Naylor, Pam Fessler, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer and others host this series of special reports which include obituaries, testimonials, and in-studio analysis – culminating in an hour-long radio documentary to air on a date to be announced.
The Life of Ted Kennedy
Wednesday, August 26 at 7-8pm on WGBH 89.7 WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR Station
This NPR news special, hosted by Linda Wertheimer, looks back on the life of Senator Kennedy.
Wednesday, August 26 throughout the day on WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR Station
On location at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, WCAI reporter Sean Corcoran reports breaking news and the impact of Senator Kennedy’s death on the local area. The report includes many interviews with Hyannis residents, and looks at Ted Kennedy as a neighbor and member of his community.
American Experience’s Online Poll
While Senator Kennedy was always a lightning rod for praise and criticism, few deny his influence. In an online poll, American Experience asks for feedback on seven different policy areas. To rate his legislative body of work, visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/.
WGBH Forum Network
The Forum Network (http://www.forum-network.org ) has available a special collection of lectures