DONVAN: And if it's scripture that inspires, well, maybe we should take on this verse to temper expectations when he gets up there Tuesday night, Ecclesiastes 1:9, "There is nothing new under the sun." If he proves that one wrong, then it just might be one heck of a speech.
I'm John Donvan for "This Week."
AMANPOUR: And I'll be back with a special word on the passing of a statesman for peace and a warrior for the poor.
AMANPOUR: This week, the nation and the world bid farewell to a man President Obama called one of the brightest lights of the greatest generation. Sargent Shriver, the first head of the Peace Corps, died at 95 after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
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OBAMA: His legacy is written in the villages around the world that have clean water or a new school through the Peace Corps...
SARGENT SHRIVER: We're making an effort to improve education and the health services and the housing of people who are suffering under poverty conditions.
MARIA SHRIVER: For me, as his only daughter, perhaps his greatest achievement was showing us in our family how to show up in other people's lives and how to love unconditionally.
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AMANPOUR: And the Pentagon released the names of 18 servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past two weeks.
That's our program for today. Thank you for watching. ABC will have special coverage of the president's State of the Union address Tuesday evening. See you then.