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August 26th, 2009
11:21 AM ET

The end of Camelot?

The death of Senator Ted Kennedy. Is this the end of Camelot? Tonight 10 ET.

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  1. Rachel / Texas

    very well said "Frost", I can't add more, our hearts should really be at half mast....RIP "Uncle Ted" the lion for the people and of the Senate..God bless and comfort this family who have already been through so much..God bless

    August 26, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  2. DesireeSimmons/whitefox306@twitter

    I remember that he was in the hospital and I said a prayer and
    knew he would pull through…
    I’m sure each American has wish a loved one would live for ever,
    but they must move on to the next phase of life some would call it
    the next level of the experience in the universe.
    My son ran to me this morning and said mom,Ted Kennedy is dead ( He said it three times) and when I heard it I was not anxious I paused and while on a phone call,
    I looked at him and said I know…
    I didn’t get to meet you Senitor Ted Kennedy but I’m sure my prayer reach heaven so you had a longer stay with your family…
    An exceptional human being.
    Now there’s another star in the skys its name is Ted Kennedy

    Rest friend of humanity…
    The battle is won…
    I hope that you where truly cherished by your wife.

    August 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  3. Dr. Christine Lender

    Senator Kennedy's committment to public service is commendable and admirable. What I admired about him the most, however, was his dedication and love for his family. He will certainly be missed, but all I keep thinking is that he is having a glorious reunion with so many of his family members that have already passed. May his family find peace.

    August 26, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  4. Heather,ca

    I think it ended when Pres Kennedy died. I think in all honesty that it was the media that has tried to keep it alive all these years by talking about it. Camelot belonged only to President Kennedy. Not to the entire Family.

    JFK JR was really like any other person, but the media put a spotlight on each and everything he did with its own expectations and analysis. I think Sen Kennedy had his own way of doing things comes from living a long not always perfect life. His legacy is his own that he earned. Not camelot. He was the Liberal Lion that belongs only to him. As he famously has said, "the torch has passed to next generation". That will be Kennedys left in Washington. They must find their cause, their voice and build their own legacy.

    If you ever watch past interviews when JFK JR was asked about various things including "Camelot" he was always unconfortable with the question and other questions about his family. Basically saying it was the media and hollywood that created this continued focus.

    Camelot has long since been gone, but the values Pres Kennedy inspired in his family still live on in them and anyone wanting to contribute to society and make our country better.

    August 26, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  5. Cynthia

    Anederson,
    You summed up my thoughts exactally ! Thank You to the Kennedy family for sharing another of their loved ones with us.America's shining light is burning somewhat dimmer today!

    August 26, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  6. Frost

    It really does feel like it to me. When John Jr. died so suddenly, well that was just a huge blow. I'm too young to have any memories of President Kennedy or his brother Bobby. However, that family has held great fascination for me since I can remember.
    Despite tragedy after tragedy; there was always Ted to hold the Kennedy Clan together. John had the ultimate star power...as did his son John Jr. Bobby was so charismatic. Ted tragically and accidentally fell into the role of family statesman. He made some big mistakes...played out on the public stage. But what I really admired about the Senator is that he got right back up and kept going. He took his second chances and made something out of himself and left a tremendous legacy for this nation.
    We have lost a national treasure and a man who in the end truly dedicated himself to public service. Wonder if we'll see another? I don't think so.

    August 26, 2009 at 12:05 pm |