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On CNN.com, online users can access a robust special section detailing the life and legacy of Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy. Located at www.cnn.com/Kennedy, the special includes:

Rare photos from childhood through his adult years
An interactive timeline of his life
Numerous videos of Senator Kennedy's triumphs and trials
In-depth articles and stories about his final days
The special also features reactions from world leaders and personal commentaries from those with special insight into the Kennedy family to include the following:

Ted Sorenson, special counsel and adviser to former President John F. Kennedy
- http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/26/sorensen.kennedy.family/index.html
Bill Frist, former Republican majority leader of the U.S. Senate
- http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/26/frist.kennedy.friend/index.html
Paul Begala, Democratic strategist and political consultant and counselor to former President William Jefferson Clinton.
- http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/26/begala.ted.kennedy/index.html

Additionally, CNN.com is streaming a looped selection of the Senator's past speeches at www.CNN.com/live3. The stream of Kennedy's speeches includes his 2008 and 1980 DNC appearances; his speeches on Iraq and Education, both from January 2007; 107th commencement address to the graduating class of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; the Senator's endorsement of then Senator Barack Obama, past interviews on Larry King Live; and newsmaking moments throughout his life.

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My heart is very saddened by the passing of Senator Kennedy as our world is a better place for his being in it.
May God be with you as a family in this time of sadness but know this he is now at peace and with his god.
Remember all the things he has done in his life and now his time will start with a new chapter.
Just look to God for strength in the times to come.

I am trying to put the dates together for Mr. Kennedy's years of service. The articles are saying that he started in the Senate in 1962 to succeed his brother. But JFK was elected President in 1960 so why the gap? Did someone else serve out the term?

It amazes me how the press is praising this man. What about his rap sheet (cheating at Harvard twice, a constant drunk, murder of Mary Jo etc etc etc) Take away his "Kennedy" name and he would have gone to prison. He escaped judgement for his actions in this world, but I have to believe that he is finally facing judgement now. Amen, Amen and Amen!!!
The only good thing I see in his death is "at last, the Kennedy Dynasty is finished"!!!!!

RE: SAGE: "It amazes me how the press is praising this man ... facing judgement now. Amen, Amen and Amen!!! The only good thing I see in his death is "at last, the Kennedy Dynasty is finished"!!!!!"

Your facts are inaccurate, and your malevolent judgements are so demoralizing, I am sorry for people who point philistine fingers and lose out on the very basic phenomenon. Rejoicing in anyone's death is so TRAGIC! I sincerely hope there is not a soul who rejoices at yours.

I would like to take this opportunity to say to the Kennedy Family that I was a very pleased person on Ted Kennedy's out-looks for the public, Especially for those who had no voice in some of the concerns for the under-dogs of the world. He has been a super-hero in the public eye and always will be.
May his legacy live on and on, and forever.
We All loved Mr. Edward Kennedy. May God Bless Your wife and families.


Be Blesses,
P.J.Taylor

September 1, 2009

As a Canadian who really enjoys his health care plan, I've been following the health care debate in your country and am aware of Senator Kennedy's passion about this over the years.

I was saddened by the inevitable announcemet of the passing of Senator Kennedy. For some of us, it brought back the memories of a past era and what could have been.

Although like us all he had his faults, Senator Kennedy could have enjoyed a life of leisure however despite his patrician background, he chose a career in politics.

He will be missed.

Michael Gordon
Toronto Canada

He fought and believed in what he was doing from the heart.

WOOT WOOT GO TED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hes still alive!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAGE: YOUR WAY OF BASE.I DON'T BELIEVE THERE IS A PERSON ALIVE WHOM DIDN'T MAKE MISTAKES IN THEIR LIFE, BUT YOU LEARN FROM THOSE MISTAKES AND HE DID BY DEVOTING HIS LIFE TO PUBLIC SERVICE. I'M SURE THE KENNEDY NAME HELPED HIM, BUT YOU SHOULD ALSO LOOK AT THE TRADEDY HE HAD TO ENDURE, SO BACK OFF. I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT HIS PASSING AND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I ESPECIALLY FEEL SORRY FOR MYSELF AND ALL AMERICANS AND YOU TO SAGE AS WE HAVE LOST A TRUE AMERICAN WHO WAS WILLING TO FIGHT FOR ALL OF US.

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