Senator McCarthy Memorial Service

A memorial service for Eugene J. McCarthy was held at the National Cathedral. Senator McCarthy, a former Democratic presidential… read more

A memorial service for Eugene J. McCarthy was held at the National Cathedral. Senator McCarthy, a former Democratic presidential candidate who campaigned against then President Lyndon B. Johnson on an anti-Vietnam War platform, died December 10, 2005, in Georgetown at the age of 89. He served Minnesota as a representative from 1949-1959 and as senator from 1959-1971.

Former President Bill Clinton, Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar, journalist Mary Alice Williams, family friends, and Senator McCarthy’s daughter and son gave tributes. Folksinger Peter Yarrow of the group Peter, Paul and Mary delivered a solo performance and also performed with his daughter, Bethany Yarrow. He sang “This Land Is Your Land” and other songs. close

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Senator McCarthy Memorial Service

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Program ID:
190739-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 21, 2006
Last Aired:
Jan 27, 2006

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  • Jan 21, 2006 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 21, 2006 | 10:37pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 23, 2006 | 4:29pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 27, 2006 | 12:26pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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