Nightly News   |  October 22, 2013

Tom Foley’s desk, portrait draped in black

The former Speaker of the House, who died last week, was remembered in the House chamber Tuesday. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> and beneath the capitol dome , present day , in the house chamber today, a rare honor afforded to very few in our history, specifically those who serve as speaker of the house . in memory of former speaker, tom foley , who died last week, today the speaker's chair and desk were draped in black, the gavel resting upon it. his portrait was also draped in black. foley was a democrat from washington state , proud of his work as a conciliator. let's just say he served in a different era.