Nightly News   |  June 05, 2013

Remembering Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Family members and friends gathered in New York on Wednesday to honor New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg who died this week at age 89. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> family members, friends including the famous and powerful gathered in new york to remember new jersey democratic senator frank lautenberg . he's been remembered as a lot of things. last world war ii veteran in the senate and a champion of amtrak , among other things. today long time amtrak champion vice president joe biden said he was slightly irked that his friend frank sometimes received better treatment like the time biden said he was racing through union station in d.c. to catch the train north.

>> i swear to god, true story , i get up, conductor says, joe, joe, hold up, don't worry. we're holding it for lautenberg. [ laughter ]

>> reporter: from the lautenberg train station tonight an amtrak train carried his casket to washington where he will lie in repose at the u.s. capitol .