CBS News will look back at the life and legacy of Senator Edward “Teddy” Kennedy with the primetime special TED KENNEDY, THE LAST BROTHER, anchored by Katie Couric.
Kennedy died early this morning at age 77 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.
Featuring exclusive footage culled from CBS News’ vast archives, the program is an intimate look at Kennedy – both the public face and the private man – as told through intimate interviews and candid moments captured over the last 40 years.
Highlights from the broadcast include Kennedy giving Lesley Stahl a tour of his office where shows her a framed hand-written note from his brother Jack, written when Ted was born; and an interview done just months after his nephew John F. Kennedy Jr., wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren were killed in a place crash.
Asked by Lesley Stahl about what he would like to be remembered for, Kennedy answers, “I think making a difference, in the country, for the country. The family set high standards and they’re always worth measuring up to. And exceeding them when I can.”
TED KENNEDY, THE LAST BROTHER airs tonight at 8:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.