• Short Summary

    SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY'S BODY ARRIVED IN NEW YORK FROM LOS ANGELES ABOARD THE PRESIDENTIAL JET - AIR FORCE ONE.

  • Description

    SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY'S BODY ARRIVED IN NEW YORK FROM LOS ANGELES ABOARD THE PRESIDENTIAL JET - AIR FORCE ONE. THE COFFIN WAS CARRIED DOWN THE AIRCRAFT STEPS BY THE MALE MEMBERS OF THE KENNEDY FAMILY WHO HAD TRAVELLED WITH OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

    THE COFFIN WAS TAKEN TO NEW YORK'S ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL WHERE SENATOR KENNEDY LIES IN STATE. MORE THAN 70,000 MOURNERS ARE EXPECTED TO FILE PAST IN SILENT TRIBUTE TO THE NEW YORK SENATOR. MANY PEOPLE WERE WAITING OUTSIDE THE CATHEDRAL DOORS BEFORE THE COFFIN ARRIVED. TWO OF KENNEDY'S SONS AND HIS BROTHER, EDWARD, HELPED CARRY THE COFFIN INTO THE CATHEDRAL. THE BODY WAS BLESSED BY ARCHBISHOP TERENCE COOK AT A SHORT SERVICE ATTENDED ONLY BY MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. AT ONE POINT SENATOR KENNEDY'S WIDOW, ETHEL, BROKE DOWN AND WAS NEAR COLLAPSE. THE SENATOR'S BODY WILL LIE IN STATE FOR 16 HOURS BEFORE A REQUIEM MASS TOMORROW (SATURDAY, JUNE 8). 2,500 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB78M1EUIQ2O4NW4ASMEL2LWUP
    Media URN:
    VLVAB78M1EUIQ2O4NW4ASMEL2LWUP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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