Remembrances

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In her first news broadcast interview since the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, Vicki Kennedy talks to NPR's Scott Simon. She sat down with Scott in the library she once shared with her husband. Their full conversation can be heard on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

At the end of the year when the nation said goodbye to Senator Ted Kennedy, his widow is taking time to remember him. Vicki Kennedy sat down yesterday with NPR's Scott Simon. They spoke in the library that she shared with her late husband, and she spoke of their final months together before brain cancer took his life.

Ms. VICKI KENNEDY: Teddy was so much still the man with the big shoulders. He was the person being strong for all of us. The only day he spent in bed was the day he died. He was a force of nature, and he was keeping all of us going. So it wasn't a sad time, it was a beautiful time, and I will be forever grateful for that.

INSKEEP: That's Vicki Kennedy in her first broadcast news interview since the death of Senator Ted Kennedy.

You can hear her conversation with NPR's Scott Simon tomorrow on WEEKEND EDITION SATURDAY.

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