Talk:US Senator Ted Kennedy collapses during inaugural luncheon

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This is what I have so far.

senator byrd was so distraught by senator kennedy's seizure that he was removed from the luncheon in wheechair senator kennedy suffered a seizure while at the inaugural luncheon the seizure lasted for several minutes a moment of silence was offered in his honour before benediction of luncheon

"he looked better when they put him in the ambulance" - sen orrin hatch "we're all praying for him" they moved rather quickly to take care of senator kennedy NBC


"he was conscious and he was speaking" Hatch told him, "just hang in there teddy you're going to be alright" orrin hatch ABC interview

senator dodd clearly talking to him: Stephanopolous watching replay of footage of loading him into the ambulance

mondale: we spent 20 minutes talking. we were telling old war stories when he [had this episode] ABC 209.206.216.41 20:26, 20 January 2009 (UTC)Pink (sorry, I have no idea what happened to my login)

Reuters has an article; AP, too[edit]

Ted Kennedy collapses at inaugural lunch Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:01pm EST http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-BarackObama/idUSTRE50J6W920090120 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ailing U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy collapsed at an inaugural luncheon for new Democratic President Barack Obama on Tuesday and was evacuated by medical staff, apparently suffering from convulsions, a congressional aide said.

Obama, who just hours before had been sworn in as the new U.S. president, said his prayers were with Kennedy and his family. Kennedy, 76, is battling a life-threatening brain tumor.

Kennedy is the brother of the late President John F. Kennedy and one of the Senate's most respected Democrats.


Sen. Kennedy becomes ill at inauguration luncheon http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/inauguration_byrd_kennedy;_ylt=Ai1JD5Z0.GqaMPPj2AFmfcqs0NUE 20 Jan 2009 WASHINGTON – Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., battling a brain tumor, became ill at a post-inauguration luncheon for President Barack Obama on Tuesday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. There was no immediate word from medical personnel on his condition.

"It looked like a seizure," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who said he was with Kennedy until they reached the ambulance.

Kennedy, 76, had appeared in good health and spirits hours earlier when he stepped out of the Capitol and onto the inauguration platform where Obama took the oath of office.

Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 91, also was taken from the luncheon but it was not clear whether his departure was prompted by his health.

editing what I previously entered[edit]

just revising material that I posted initially before making an account with Wikinews (sorry)

I have no idea at all how to source material that I heard on broadcast television. My apologies again.

Senator Ted Kennedy has suffered an apparent seizure while taking part in the inaugural luncheon of President Barack Obama. [as per all three major broadcast netwroks] He suffered the seizure for several minutes [ABC]. Walter Mondale later remarked, "We spent 20 minutes talking. We were telling old war stories when he [had this episode]." Senator John Kerry and Vicky Kennedy, the wife of Senator Ted Kennedy, both held him while he suffered convusions. [ABC] First responders were reported to have moved quickly to care for Senator Kennedy. [NBC]

Senator Byrd was so distraught at the attack that he was removed in a wheelchair. [ABC] A moment of silence was observed in Senator Kennedy's honour before the benediction of the luincheon. [ABC]

Senator Orrin Hatch spoke regarding Senator Kennedy after exiting the luncheon, saying, "He looked better when they put him in the ambulance" [NBC] Senator Hatch specified, "He was conscious and he was speaking" as they loaded him into the ambulance. [ABC during interview with Hatch outside luncheon] Senator Hatch managed to tell Senator Kennedy, "Just hang in there, Teddy. You're going to be alright." [Senator Orrin Hatch in ABC interview] Senator Hatch added, "We're all praying for him." [NBC]

Reviewing footage of Senator Kennedy being loaded into the mabulance, George Stephanolous remarked, "Senator Dodd was clearly talking to him." [ABC]

ABC later reported that Senator Kennedy was said to be "awake" and that "he is going to be fine" [ABC - possibly family statement?]

"he has good people taking care of him" [ABC - possibly family statement?] PinkWorld (talk) 20:46, 20 January 2009 (UTC)Pink

Review revision 754805[edit]

Aide: Byrd did not have a medical issue[edit]

Is it appropriate to use the {{correction}} template for this?

Apparently other sources hadn't picked this up by the time Wikinews published this.

--InfantGorilla (talk) 10:02, 23 January 2009 (UTC)