Pye Chamberlain: Hubert Humphreyâ€™s old friend, Isaac Stern, rendered a musical tribute as the happy warrior lay in state on the black 20:36 (inaudible) which had borne the remains of Lincoln and Kennedy. The powerful and once-powerful of the nation gathered beneath the Capitolâ€™s great cast-iron dome to pay the final respects. Old friends and old enemies of Humphrey were there, from Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon to President Carter and Humphreyâ€™s prot?©g?©, Vice-President Walter Mondale â€¦
Vice-President Walter Mondale: "He taught us how to live, and finally he taught us how to die."
Pye Chamberlain: The ceremony was brief, simple and moving and, in a grace note that would have delighted Humphrey, a moment that had been scheduled to be silent for prayer or meditation was filled at President Carterâ€™s request with a spontaneous rendering of "America The Beautiful" by the assembled dignitaries ...
Pye Chamberlain: This is Pye Chamberlain on Capitol Hill.
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