Senator Patrick Leahy remembers Edward Kennedy

08/26/09 12:50PM By Jane Lindholm
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Senator Patrick Leahy took this Jan. 20, 2009 photograph of Sen. Edward Kennedy, right, and his son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., at the inauguration of President Barack Obama at the Capitol in Washington.

News of Senator Edward Kennedy's death spread quickly this morning.  The veteran senator had served in the United States Senate since 1962 and died of a brain tumor late last night.

Vermont's longtime senator, Patrick Leahy, called Ted Kennedy a good friend.  He spoke with VPR's Jane Lindholm this morning and recalled his first memory of Kennedy as a colleague.

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