August 26th, 2009
09:47 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 08/26/09

Senator Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

Mr. Kennedy was the last surviving brother of a generation of Kennedys that dominated American politics in the 1960s and that came to embody glamour, political idealism and untimely death. Politics became the family business for this clan and Sen. Kennedy left his mark on legislation devoted to civil rights, education, labor and health care.

More on his legacy tonight.

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  1. Lori, IL

    Anderson, Erica & Team 360 - great show tonight!

    Fellow Bloggers - enjoyed the chat

    Looking forward to tomorrow's 360 from NOLA... until then, peace.....

    August 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Lisa A. Philadelphia, PA

    My hopes for a safe evening for all. Safe travels AC360 team.

    August 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Good night, Anderson, Erica, David (Indiana) and friends!

    I wish a good rest for all in a day where the news was sad!

    RIP Senator Kennedy!

    August 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    D. Dunne, he was a fine writer. I remember watching a make for TV movie "The Two Mrs. ..... I thought that movie was well written and flim. My best goes to his family, friends and readers. May peace be with them.

    August 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Martina Ilstad Germany

    The end of Camelot,a verry sad day,not only for America.!
    Good night,.or better good morning,here in Germany.
    All the best,have fram far away in Germany

    August 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. starr,formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson, Erica & Team 360 for a very touching show tonight, and good night too.

    My fellow bloggers, there are so many personal stories and remarkable sentiments that i'm going to print out this blog to keep. Good night too.

    Candy's piece was really good.

    August 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. BettyAnn Nacogdoches,TX

    Is it over already? Have a peaceful night everyone ! Hump day is almost over. XO

    August 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
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