The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


Byrd and fiddle

In this Jan. 22, 1977 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd, D-W. Va., plays a tune on his fiddle, as he appeared on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" show in Washington. The melody he played was titled "Going Down the Crippled Creek." Byrd a fiery orator versed in the classics and a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing, died Monday, June 28, 2010.