August 26th, 2009
09:32 AM ET
5 years ago

CNN airing acclaimed Kennedy documentary at 7 p.m. ET

CNN will air HBO's acclaimed documentary 'Teddy: In His Own Words' on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET.
CNN will air HBO's acclaimed documentary 'Teddy: In His Own Words' on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET.

(CNN) – CNN will air HBO's acclaimed documentary "Teddy: In His Own Words" on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET.

The film, produced by Emmy-winning Kennedy documentarian Peter Kunhardt, traces the Massachusetts Senator's life from his childhood to his memorably speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.


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  1. Chrissy, Tx

    Although my views were opposite of Ted Kennedy's, I want to send my condolences to his family. May he be in peace, God bless him and his beautiful family.

    August 26, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  2. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    RIP TEDDY. You will not be forgotten.

    August 26, 2009 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  3. shirley crockett las vegas

    We have lost a GREAT man who we loved . May God bless his family. He will always be remembered and loved. I pray that his work never be forgotten and the good he has done for us all carry on.

    August 26, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. Julia - Native American from Idaho

    Good Bless Teddy, thanks for all you did to try to get health care for all. We love you Teddy.

    August 26, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  5. trish

    As you all proclaim Teddy an icon, just remember, it was Teddy, who thru his own fault, left a woman to die so that he could save his political career, disgusting and perverse is how i will remember him. what a country.

    August 26, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  6. Lotta Muni

    His appearance at the 2008 Democratic convention brought tears to my eyes.

    August 26, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  7. Debra

    It would be a testament to our nature as a people, if we could view Senator Kennedy's life as a whole....not just see the faults and controversies, but the work and the conviction as well. He could have very easily settled into the life of a privileged rich kid, as so many do today...but he put his history and his person out in the public, for all to see in order to serve a greater purpose. We will be fortunate to ever see his like again.

    slán cara

    August 26, 2009 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  8. sammieb51

    This was a pretty good show and it brought out the good and bad in his career - I personally think his career, when the historians are done with it, will far eclipse that of either of his brothers so far as actual accomplishments. For a guy who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he certainly fought hard and long for us common folks - who of our current leaders will pick up that torch?

    August 26, 2009 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  9. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    I'm sure there will be many who will choose to remember only the bad things about Ted Kennedy. But for the thousands of parents whose children are alive because of his legislation on health care as well as those parents whose children were able to go to college, Kennedy's "all too human fraility" dims in comparison to his accomplishments – all in an effort to help others. RIP, good friend.

    August 26, 2009 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  10. Liane in CT

    I almost couldn't believe it when I heard it on my commute this morning. While I tend towards conservative I can respect Mr. Kennedy as a fighter for what he believed in. Rest in peace Mr. Kennedy.

    August 26, 2009 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  11. Jeff

    God bless Senator Kennedy. He was the voice of inclusion for all people at home and around the world; a voice that kept dreams and aspirations alive with a promise of dignity and inclusion for all.

    August 26, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  12. Shari, NY

    This should be interesting. May his soul RIP! Condolences to his family who just lost Ted's sister a few days ago!

    August 26, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  13. Nancy - Houston

    I lived in Mass. for awhile in the '60's after having lived near Dallas at the time his brother, the president was killed. I recall hearing what a "bad boy" Ted Kennedy was and continued to be over the years. However, although a bit late in life, he turned his life around, and I was proud of him for his caring for the little guy, etc. for the rest of his years. The world and especially DC will never be the same.

    August 26, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  14. thank you for your service Mr. Kennedy

    not often, but this is a politician what was great and will be missed

    his speech to Robertson's church, the evangelistic hard right preacher invited him by mistake and Kennedy accepted it and showed up, was an example of great American oratory

    He and Pat Robertson became good friends as he did with many of the far right

    He was a champion to all Americans and it sickens me to read some of the garbage posted here from those who don't know of his work but react to his being a democrat

    August 26, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  15. Michael Shea

    A special era in American politics has come to an end with the passing of Senator Edward M.Kennedy.

    H e and his brothers, Jack and Bobby, were my inspiration to get a BS degree in Political Science and Journalism. I also served the unions for twenty-two years as a Political Director.

    I was privileged to play a pro-active role with Ted kennedy's 1980 Presidential Campaign.

    Senator Ted Kennedy was my inspiration on becoming an effective lobbyist working with both sides of the aisly and maintaining a sense of humor.

    Mu family offer his our condolences and prayers. Senator Ted Kennedy was the most effective senator of our time and perhaps our history.

    August 26, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "...the dream shall never die".

    August 26, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  17. t

    My heart goes out to the family. He was the greatest of them all. He may be gone but he still live on. Let's pass Heath Reform.

    August 26, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  18. S Callahan New York

    Ted K. did play a major role in this world...but the most important role he had was as a man of faith..a believer....he knew he had his sins...and knew to place them at the foot of Jesus who carried those sins for him...as a result during these early hours today he was brought home and rejoined to the spirits of family, friends, saints, and our Creator. The suffering he endured on this earth is now his joy everlasting in heaven. Rest well Ted!

    August 26, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  19. Joyce

    All America weeps today!

    August 26, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  20. Polar Bears Against Palin

    You know a news network is on the slides when the best they've got is Don Lemon and Wolf Blitzer.

    August 26, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  21. Nathan,

    If more of people of wealth and stature looked at life the way Kennedy did this country would be a lot better off. Despite having a privilige background he understood the needs of all people to have a chance to succeed. He also understood the need for those with much to help those who had little and he realized they could do that and continue to have enough to live very well. Unfortunately for America we have a lot of people who think differently and because of that we continue to have a lot of people who continue to do without.

    August 26, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |