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Take a look at Sen. John McCain’s most memorable television moments

Aug 25, 2018, 5:48 PM | Updated: 9:11 pm
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Phil...

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHOENIX — On Saturday, U.S. Sen. John McCain died of brain cancer at the age of 81.

During his three-plus decades serving in Congress and two presidential campaigns, McCain racked up a lot of memorable television moments.

From the campaign trail to the Senate floor, he was well-known for exchanging jabs with constituents, talk show hosts and even former President Barack Obama.

Here are some of his most memorable televised moments from his career.


Emotional speech after cancer diagnosis (2017)


Defends Obama against ‘Arab’ claim (2008)


Gives interview as POW in North Vietnamese prison (1967)


Calls constituent ‘little jerk’ over ‘old’ comment (2007)


Thanks Navy midshipmen for their service (2003)


Concession speech after presidential election (2008)


Discusses gay marriage with Ellen DeGeneres (2008)


Roasts Obama at Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner (2008)

(Of course, Obama did not let McCain get off easy, eventually throwing some verbal jabs back.)


Tears up during Sen. Lindsey Graham interview (2017)


Visits daughter and “The View” co-host Meghan for a long interview (2017)




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Take a look at Sen. John McCain’s most memorable television moments