I won't dwell on Senator Kennedy's much diminished presence, evidenced in his speech. He is fighting a brain tumor and it can't have been easy to make it to Denver at all.
Ken Burns on the other hand has no excuse. What possessed this tiny elfin pinko to select an ocean motif in a tribute to a man known to have drowned a woman?
It is also a bit odd that apart from Teddy's latest wife, only John Kerry and the ever inarticulate Senator Lewis appear doing voice-overs. Where were the other lions of the Senate? It would have been touching for former President Carter to put their long standing feud aside to pay his tribute. Maybe they were striving for some different effect. Apart from the bad taste involved, Burns' effort seemed imperfect and hastily put together.