Senator Edward M. Kennedy died late last night at age 77 after a battle with brain cancer. Although his death came at a late hour, many newspapers were able to quickly shift gears and get photos and stories of Kennedy up on their front pages.
One front page noticeably devoid of Kennedy tributes, however, was The New York Times. But what the Grey Lady lacked in on-paper obituaries it made up for on its Web site. The paper’s home page prominently features the legendary senator and the “Today’s Paper” page features Kennedy’s obituary as the top story of the day, even though it wasn’t on the actual front page of the paper. The Times‘ Caucus blog is also in the memorial spirit, highlighting excerpts from Kennedy’s speeches.
Meanwhile, our colleagues at TVNewser have a report on how the networks and cable news channels covered the news of Kennedy’s death when it broke last night, as well as coverage of President Barack Obama’s statement this morning about Kennedy. And GalleyCat reports that Kennedy’s upcoming memoir, “True Compass,” is being pushed up to mid-September.
AgencySpy also notes that Kennedy died exactly one year after his historic speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, given shortly after he underwent brain surgery.
Kennedy’s speech from last year can be seen after the jump