"Despite losses, McCain’s spirit was ‘never broken,’ says former defense secretary" PBS NewsHour 8/27/2018
SUMMARY: Judy Woodruff looks back on the prolific and storied career of Sen. John McCain, from his military heroism to two disappointing presidential campaigns to a reputation as a party maverick. Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen was a close friend of McCain's, serving as a groomsman at his 1980 wedding. He joins John Yang to remember McCain's irrepressible humor and “restlessness” to do more.
"How did John McCain and Ted Kennedy find common ground? ‘They listened’" PBS NewsHour 8/29/2018
SUMMARY: Sen. John McCain’s death on Saturday, nine years to the day after friend Sen. Ted Kennedy died of the same type of brain cancer, has drawn parallels between the two political icons, who were known for their occasional bipartisan efforts and their shared sentiments. Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the senator’s widow, joins Judy Woodruff to talk about their friendship.
"John McCain remembered as a fighter for American ideals" PBS NewsHour 8/30/2018
SUMMARY: Friends and family, ordinary citizens and VIPs alike gathered Thursday in Phoenix to honor the life and legacy of Arizona Sen. John McCain, who died last Saturday at the age of 81. Judy Woodruff reports.
"Washington pays tribute to McCain: ‘He would fight tooth and nail for his vision of the common good’" PBS NewsHour 8/31/2018
SUMMARY: Washington pays tribute to John McCain at the Capitol
Blurb: At a ceremony inside the Capitol Rotunda Friday, Sen. John McCain's family gathered as lawmakers paid final respects, and top Republicans testified to his independent streak. Judy Woodruff reports.
"McCain modeled a bedrock belief in human dignity and American democracy, say family and friends at his funeral" PBS NewsHour 9/1/2018
SUMMARY: Politicians, family and friends gathered at the Washington National Cathedral Saturday to remember former Presidential candidate and decorated Navy pilot Sen. John McCain. While President Donald Trump was not invited, former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama gave eulogies and hailed their once-political opponent's courage and dignity, saying that he modeled the best of American leadership.