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Carl Levin, powerful military voice, dies at 87

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:POOLARCHIVE: Washington – 18 July 20131. Chairman Carl Levin opens a Senate Armed Services Committee hearingANNOTATION: Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving U.S. senator, has died. POOLARCHIVE: Washington – 18 July 20132. Levin shakes hands with U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Detroit – 11 April 20163. STILL of Levin during a ceremony at which naval officials announced that the former senator would have a destroyer named after him: The USS Carl M. LevinANNOTATION: The powerful voice for the military during his six-term Senate career was 87.ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Kiev – 25 April 20144. Levin listens to a question during a news conferenceANNOTATION: Levin took a civil but straightforward approach to the job. ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Kiev – 25 April 20145. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Carl Levin, (D) Michigan:"Mr. (Russian President Vladimir) Putin understands that we are going to act -- hopefully in a united way -- to end Russian energy extortion."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington – 26 July 20116. STILL of Levin conferring with Sen. John McCain during a committee meetingASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington – 10 April 19897. STILL of Levin shaking hands with President George H.W. Bush at a bill-signing ceremonyANNOTATION: And he worked effectively with members of both political parties. ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Seoul – 19 January 1998 8. Levin arrives at the site of a news conference9. Levin listens to Kim Dae-jung, the president-elect of South KoreaANNOTATION: Levin was especially astute on defense matters thanks to his years as the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee. ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Seoul – 19 January 1998 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Carl Levin, (D) Michigan: ++PARTIALLY COVERED++"Because until they (North Korea) give up their threatening ways, their forward deployments, their missile proliferation and other kinds of activities, which threaten the peace of this peninsula, that we are going to maintain that military strength."11. Levin shakes hands with and greets the president-elect ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Detroit – 11 April 201612. STILL of Levin standing with his brother, Rep. Sander Levin13. Carl Levin raises his arms at the ship-naming ceremonyASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington – 30 January 199814. STILL of Levin posing for a photo with President Bill Clinton, who is holding the Stanley Cup, during a celebration of the Detroit Red Wings' Cup victoryANNOTATION: Famous for wearing his eyeglasses down on his nose, Levin seemed to be the same candid, hardworking guy wherever he went. ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Baghdad – 1 July 200315. Levin and two other senators emerge from the Republican Palace16. Cutaway of Levin speaking at a media availabilityANNOTATION: Colleagues said Levin almost always engendered a feeling of respect. ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Flint, Michigan – 16 June 200817. STILL of Levin at a campaign rally with Democratic presidential candidate Barack ObamaANNOTATION: The Detroit resident chose not to seek a seventh term in 2014. ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Romulus, Michigan – 30 July 201018. STILL of Levin walking up the stairs of Air Force OneSTORYLINE:Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice for the military during his career as Michigan's longest-serving U.S. senator, has died. The Democrat was 87. Levin's family says Levin died Thursday. A Washington insider, Levin took a civil but straightforward approach to governance. And he worked effectively with Republicans and fellow Democrats. He was a longtime member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and co-chaired the Senate Auto Caucus, which promoted policies benefiting the domestic car industry. Levin ousted Republican Robert Griffin in the 1978 U.S. Senate election. He won reelection five times, but chose not to seek a seventh term in 2014.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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