DNC Plans Tribute to Teddy

Kennedy not expected in Denver... but who knows?
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2008 7:32 AM CDT
The 1968 DNC included a tribute to recently assassinated Robert Kennedy that silenced the Chicago convention hall for 20 minutes.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Camera crews spent the weekend on Cape Cod, collecting footage for a 15-minute tribute to Edward Kennedy to air during the Democratic National Convention. The video will include statements from the senator, who many expect won't make it to Denver while he battles brain cancer. But as a source reminded the Boston Herald: "You never know with him."

Kennedy has been undergoing treatment for a malignant tumor, and has remained at home in recent weeks, heading to Washington only to cast a surpise vote on a Medicaid bill. He plans to return to work in September, sources say. The video would recall 1968's tribute to Kennedy's brother Robert, who was assassinated in June of that year.