Networks Offering Live Coverage of Kennedy’s Memorial, Burial

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

The broadcast and cable news networks will provide live coverage of Sen. Ted Kennedy‘s memorial services on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29; and his burial at Arlington National Cemetery on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 29.

CNN’s coverage begins Friday at 7 p.m. with Wolf Blitzer and Campbell Brown anchoring coverage of the Celebration of Life service at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Dorchester, Mass. CNN will also cover Kennedy’s 4 p.m. burial service at Arlington National Cemetery, where his slain brothers are also buried.

Shepard Smith will anchor Fox News’ coverage of the memorial service beginning Friday at 7 p.m. Continuous coverage will resume Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with Smith anchoring the funeral mass and procession from New York with Martha MacCallum on location.

Harry Smith will anchor CBS News’ coverage of Friday’s memorial from New York beginning at 10 a.m.

Charles Gibson will anchor ABC News’ live coverage of Saturday’s funeral mass in Boston beginning at 10:30 a.m. as well as the burial at Arlington National Cemetery. More…