Link Round-Up: Senator Ted Kennedy

Obituary: Edward Kennedy, BBC News.

President Barack Obama’s statement on the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy at age 77 after a  year-long battle with brain cancer, White House Blog.

An overview of Kennedy’s 46-year career in the U.S. Senate, in which he was instrumental in passing the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, Christian Science Monitor.

The Service Employees International Union has called on Congress to honor Senator Kennedy by passing health care reform, The Atlantic.

In Pictures: Edward Kennedy, BBC News.

Video Library for Senator Kennedy, C-SPAN. Kennedy’s speech at the 1980 Democratic convention in which he conceded he lost his party’s nomination to former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter, C-SPAN. Kennedy’s speech at the 2008 Democratic convention last year, C-SPAN.

Kennedy’s memoir, “True Compass,” is set to be released on September 14, The Atlantic.

Factbox on the tragedies that have haunted the Kennedy family, Reuters.

The Chappaquiddick car crash as it was  reported in newspapers, Times Archive Blog.

Programming Note: CNN will air a documentary, “Teddy: In His Own Words,” at 7 pm EDT on Wednesday, August 25.

An examination of possible replacements for Kennedy’s Senate seat. State law requires a special election to fill an empty Senate seat, but Kennedy had made a personal appeal to amend the law to allow Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to appoint someone to fill the seat until a election is held,  Boston Globe.

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