: News

Filed Under:

Tributes To Kennedy At Grave Side Reveal His Wide Reach

Play associated audio

Mourners from as nearby as the Chinatown neighborhood of D.C. to as far away as Iran visited the grave site of the late Edward M. Kennedy. Under the shade of two maple trees are the simple white wooden cross and marble footstone that mark the final resting place of Ted Kennedy. His turf, of course, was Boston but his reach was wider than some would have guessed.

At Arlington National Cemetery, the visitors who came to pay their respects to the Lion of the Senate represented a kaleidoscope of home towns - and nations. Richmond, Virginia resident York Grey and her family emigrated to the U.S. from China in the late sixties because of immigration legislation created by Ted Kennedy. "If it had not been for the Kennedy family my entire family would not be here in America today and I just want to take this opportunity to say my farewells."

Farrokh Rahiminejad from DC remembers her father praising the Kennedy family when she was still a child in Iran. "Actually I knew them when I first recognized my left and right hand. I think I did good job I came here. I think 'I should do that' and I did right."

On Sunday, hundreds quietly filed past the late Senators' grave. The mood then was more somber than the reception his funeral motorcade received at the steps of the U.S. capitol earlier in the weekend.

Mana Rabiee reports...

NPR

'Top Gear' Returns With New Hosts On BBC America

The massively popular BBC show, Top Gear, relaunches Monday on BBC America. Following the painfully public downfall of its former host, the new hosts have big gears to grind.
NPR

'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
NPR

Skeptical Of Tech, Donald Trump Rejects Big Data's Role In Politics

Big budget data operations have become a mainstay for presidential campaigns in recent years, but Donald Trump says he has no plans to invest in microtargeting and voter models.
NPR

U.S. Intelligence Chief Warns Hackers May Be Spying On Presidential Candidates

The Director of National Intelligence says the U.S. sees signs that hackers are spying on U.S. presidential candidates. NPR explores who is doing the spying and why.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.