Life and Career of Chuck Hagel

Senator Hagel talked about his life and career in politics and the private sector. Born in North Platte, Nebraska in 1946, he was… read more

Senator Hagel talked about his life and career in politics and the private sector. Born in North Platte, Nebraska in 1946, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 1996. Chuck Hagel enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968. He served in Vietnam, along with his brother, as a squad leader in the Army’s 9th Infantry division. When he returned from Vietnam, he became a radio talk show host in Omaha, and later was a Washington lobbyist for the Firestone Tire Co. In 1981 President Reagan selected him as the Deputy Director of the Veterans Administration. He later co-founded a cellular telephone company, Vanguard Cellular Systems Inc. Married, with two young children, Sen. Hagel talked about growing up in Nebraska, his experiences in Vietnam, his business career, and his interest in politics. close

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Life and Career of Chuck Hagel

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Program ID:
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Category:
Interview
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Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 19, 2001
Last Aired:
Aug 20, 2001

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  • Aug 19, 2001 | 6:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 2001 | 9:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 20, 2001 | 12:36am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 20, 2001 | 8:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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