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tv   Key Capitol Hill Hearings  CSPAN  November 25, 2013 10:00pm-12:01am EST

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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [patriotic music] ♪ ♪ >> the marine band is leading the procession from the capitol to the white house. it apparently was almost a
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last-minute decision and i believe that the ban was put in at the request of the white house. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> this is pennsylvania avenue looking back towards the white house. >> there is the apex building at sixth street and pennsylvania avenue. the marine band was just passing this horrifying sight for all of us, swinging down pennsylvania avenue, the west point cadets in
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the contingent from annapolis and the air force academy and the coast guard. escorting their late commander and it is hard to realize that on this marvelously clear and beautiful, understandably beautiful day, this is what we are all coming to washington to witness. the crowd that has gathered is not a large one. it is one deep in most places because most of the crowd will be along the large march later. beyond the white house to which the procession is now going.
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♪ >> passing sixth street and pennsylvania avenue ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ we are at the junction of independence avenue and pennsylvania avenue. and they will shortly make this turn into pennsylvania avenue. for the long broad approach to the white house. from there to the white house. now the first cause to make the
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turn. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> how the cars are approaching the junction of constitution and pennsylvania avenue, constitution avenue is the great
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processional avenue in washington, but it is not in use today. ♪ ♪ ♪ there is the case on the casket ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪. onto pennsylvania avenue. and there is a great long vista
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from the capital behind it down pennsylvania avenue and the treasury building into the white house ♪ ♪ riderless force behind the caisson. ♪ bucking, almost for testing out what it has to do. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> many people walking along the sidewalks. the area around the capital and around lower pennsylvania avenue, going to where the procession is at the white house. ♪
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♪ the white house, you will recall is 1600 pennsylvania avenue. the core cage is now six blocks away. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ♪ ♪. the marines are going by. and now the military commanders
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and the attaches. ♪ ♪. and now the court case itself, six white horses. the president's casket sadly behind followed by a young man who is a military seamen. edward mamet of livingston, new jersey. ♪ >> very large crowds are pouring down the sidewalk to pennsylvania avenue, keeping pace with the parade.
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♪ >> behind, we have the military seamen carrying the presidential flag and the riderless horse and the cortège continues, blackjack is his name. behind the car is mrs. kennedy and members of the immediate family. in the other cars as well. and the others the cortège has halted not ♪
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that drapes the casket. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> as the years go by, there is a significant tradition on this splendid street. ♪
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♪ ♪ >> an olive branch in one hand and the arms of war and another. during i think what was the truman administration, he ordered it returned for the olive branch and that's the way it is today. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ >> marching in front of the military cortège. special armed forces, paratroops come actually. ♪ ♪. back onto pennsylvania avenue, the white house, one block away. ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ mr. and mrs. kennedy. jacqueline kennedy. here is the attorney general and his wife as well. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> followed by president lyndon johnson, here they are, as well as the chiefs of government. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ general eisenhower was there, members of the cabinet followed by the leaders of congress. the joint chiefs of staff and here we are, with the ceremonies today, with presidents and prime ministers, the three reigning monarchs. and princes and princesses of nine countries ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> of course, there are delegations representing this as well headed by foreign minister's or ambassadors ♪ ♪ ♪ >> over to rhode island avenue.
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>> over to the white house lawn, about a week ago. the burden on the protocol has been tremendous even attempting to dictate what airplanes arrived yesterday at the airport. >> we are engaging in this today, so he protocol has largely been part of this and dismissed and possibly violated
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the ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the papers that you heard a moment ago are from a black watch and we understand that this contingent has been the complete one at arlington. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ [bell tolling] >> immediately behind the members of the family are those that are part of the immediate staff of the white house. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> since the opening of this century. and then of course, this
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includes the rating marks of individuals. he was an elected chief of state. >> the elected heads of state are in the majority. ♪ ♪ and in the first two cards are the children of robert kennedy and sargent shriver. the ♪
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>> that is st. matthews cathedral, the diocese for the center of washington. mr. and mrs. kennedy worshiped here often in the past. it's the closest catholic church to the white house, i believe. admission to the funeral service is by ticket only because there's only more than a little more than 1100 seats inside, clearly, not enough for all of the visitors, native, foreign, family, friends, and others who would like to come, so the only graceful way to be done was issue invitations and send out cards to those invited. black and gold hanging over the entrance to the church, the same colors displayed on the beth popes.
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the cathedral is somewhat of a land mark in washington even though it's now somewhat new physically overshadowed by tall buildings. john kennedy, carolyn kennedy. today is john f. kennedy, jr.'s third birthday. cardinal curbing, richard cardinal cushing of boston, and archbis ship patrick o'boyle. [background sounds]
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[background sounds] >> cardinal cushing will celebrate, and i believe that is the correct word, the funeral mass. hehe is an old kennedy family friend. the mass was set for noon, and it is precisely noon now. [background sounds] inside the cathedral, everyone was asked to be in place at
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>> it is to be a low mass rather than a high one at the request of mr. kennedy's family. cardinal to greet. ♪ ♪ >> during the mass, father leonard hurley will be here to
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tell us what is happening. and, where necessary, what it means. ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> the ex-president is at the door. he blesses the remains with holy water, reminded of their baptism as their entrance into the church. the solemn procession moves up the aisle of the church. the procession being led by the cross reminds us that it was through the cross of jesus that death was defeated. he is the way, the truth, and the life, and we follow in his footsteps.
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[background sounds] [inaudible conversations] procession up the aisle refeet psalm singing of our complete heplessness dependent on god and says with the lord there is mother sis, and with him, plenty redemption.
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they now remove the cape or coat and puts op the proper vestments, the celebration of mass. [background sounds]
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[background sounds] john fits gerald kennedy holds title to a special place in our hearts and in our prayers, thus many have gathered here in final testimony and tribute. background sounds ♪
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♪ >> the cardinal ascends the altar, and now recite the first hymn or chant of the mass. the entrance song for funeral mass pleads for eternal rest for the dead and reminds us that all that is flesh and blood must come before the throne of god. ♪ ♪
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>> after greeting all present, the cardinal invites them all to pray. we pray that john fitzgerald kennedy may be spared all punishment and taken into paradise. ♪ ♪
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♪ >> the first reading from the sacred scripture is taken from the letter of the apostle paul to the thessalonians. make no haste with those with guns at their rest. you are not to lament over them as the rest of the world does with no hope to live by. we believe, after all, that jesus underwent death and rose again just so when jesus comes back, god will bring back those who have rested through him.
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>> a solemn reading of the bible is followed by a lesson which serves as an additional food for thought. the first of these, for example, certainly reminds us of president kennedy, the just man shall always be repped. he shall fear no evil rapport. he's reading a 13th century hymn. ♪ this is a christian medication on the day of death. a notary public-catholic described this magnificent hymn as solitary in its excellence,
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the secret of its irresistible power lies in the awful grandier of its theme. the simple music of the language, the stately meter, the triple rhythm, all combine to produce an overwhelming effect as if we heard the final crash of the universe, the commotion of the openings of grays, the trumpets of the archangels summoning the living and the dead and the majesty seated on the throne of justice and mercy and ready to dispense everlasting life in an everlasting world. ♪
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♪ >> now comes the most important reading of the mass. the proclamation of the holy gospel. the cardinal prays he may be worthy to perform this sacred task. all stand to demonstrate this respect of the word of god. ♪ ..
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>> yes, lord, she told him, i believe the son of the living god ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ >> the first part of the mass having been completed, we can now begin the offertory in the preparation of the gifts. >> ♪ ♪, here the wine is presented on behalf of of this work of warship.. the ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [choral music]
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♪ ♪ ♪ [choral music] >> reprieves argus and it reminds us that the offerings of christ is celebrated and the religion of redemption is carried on. ♪ ♪ ♪ [speaking in latin]
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>> as we offer our fruits and our praise to god, we pray to god for john fitzgerald kennedy, a servant of god, that he may be given everlasting rest. ♪ ♪ in a moment, the cardinal will invite all to join in prayer to the angels. the ♪ ♪ [speaking in latin] ♪ [speaking in latin] ♪
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♪ ♪ [speaking in latin] ♪ ♪ >> this begins the central prayer of thanksgiving. through which christ renews his work of redemption ♪ ♪ ♪. ♪ ♪
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♪ [speaking in latin] ♪ >> the first part of the prayer asks god the father to accept their souls and praise for the whole church. >> he is including in those special ways those are actually present. the ♪ ♪ [speaking in latin]
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♪ ♪ ♪ [praying in latin] ♪ ♪ >> spreading his hands over the offering as he prays. we therefore beg you to accept, oh, lord, this offering. ♪ ♪
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♪ >> ease using the words of christ used at the last supper. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> this is my body, he is now blessing the words of christ himself. for this is the chalice of my blood of the new and eternal covenant. the mystery of faith which shall be shed for you and many unto the forgiveness of sins.
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[praying in latin] ♪ ♪ [praying in latin] ♪ >> the prayer is a consecration call to mind and ascension of our lord. ♪
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♪ >> in remember in of our late beloved president, john fitzgerald kennedy ♪ ♪ ♪ [choral music] ♪
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♪ ♪ >> through christ and with him, god the father almighty in the unity of the holy spirit, honor and glory, forever and ever. ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> we pray our father who aren't are in heaven, hallowed be thy name, making them come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. for thine is the kingdom, the
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power, and the glory forever. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we celebrate now that communion received. the holy your wrist is a living symbol of the union of all the faithful of christ living and dead. this sacramental body of christ receiving the eucharist is those
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who die in the lord ♪ ♪ >> it enables the christian to take the mask. for those that are faithful to you, lord, life is not taken away, it is transformed. and everlasting dwelling place weights in heaven. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ [choral music] ♪ >> to fully take part in fully sacrifice and to do it our lord wants, the congregation receives this sacramental body of christ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> the liturgy takes an act in the form of thanksgiving. this word is used only in connection with religion, maybe surprise those two has never been explained. the ordinary word, thanksgiving, is no substitute for the word eucharist. the ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ [choral music] >> we often fear we have a part of this through them. but with god, the position is quite different, it is indeed our duty and our salvation always and everywhere. to give thanks to you. the ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> the priest recites the handgun, this short verse is all that remains very much longer chance to ♪ ♪ [speaking in latin] . ♪
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♪ ♪ the cardinal greets the people and invites us to pray. almighty god, made a sacrifice, the sole of your servant, john fitzgerald kennedy, has gone from this world in may he received forgiveness and everlasting rest from you. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [speaking in latin]
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♪ ♪ >> the mass itself has been completed and the cardinal is not renewing the mass vestments. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ [choral music] ♪ [choral music] ♪ >> the cardinal is now seated and the congregation is now
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being seated. >> be exhilarated bishop of washington dc, having paid his reverence to the clergy now ascends the pulpit ♪ ♪ >> mrs. kennedy and children, beloved members of the family and distinguished heads of
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government, cardinal cushing, the representatives of the holy father. your excellency, the archbishop and the monsignor cartwright, your excellency, the ambassador and the congress and the government and distinguished friends of john fitzgerald kennedy. ..
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your young men shall see visions. and where there is no vision, the people perish. and to those who shared his vision in this land and abroad, he had said two months ago to the united nations, let

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