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Interviews Provide Insight Into Bob Dole's Career

Stephen Koranda

The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has made hours of interviews about Bob Dole's Senate career available online. The announcement coincides with the former Kansas senator's 91st birthday. Stephen Koranda reports.

You can now go online for videos and audio of high-profile people talking about Bob Dole's nearly 3 decades in the U.S. Senate. Here's former president George H.W. Bush.

"I, as president, had to have strong leadership that would be supportive of my programs in the Senate. And Bob Dole proved to be a great leader on that,” says Bush.

Audrey Coleman, with the Dole Institute, says the interviews show what was happening in Washington during Dole’s career and how Dole was able to get things done.

“You’ll really see the pattern of Dole working with other people across the aisle, and within his own party, to get things accomplished,” says Coleman.

Coleman says another series of interviews will be released in the future. Those will focus on Dole’s connection to Kansas and his time in the state.

Stephen Koranda is the managing editor of the Kansas News Service, based at KCUR. He has nearly 20 years of experience in public media as a reporter and editor.