Bob Kerrey

Joseph Robert Kerrey is an American politician and lobbyist who served as the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001. Before entering politics, he served in the Vietnam War as a United States Navy SEAL officer and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in combat. During the action for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor, he was severely wounded, precluding further naval service. Wikipedia*

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Bob Kerrey has 571 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 Convention as a Governor. The year with the most videos was 1998 with 64 videos. Most appearances with Bill Clinton (25), Tom Kean (17), Tom Harkin (14). Most common tags: Kerrey, Robert, Entitlement Programs, World Trade Center / Pentagon Attacks.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2014 - Present Member, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Videos: 1 c. April 26, 2001 - Present President, New School University

Videos: 9 c. January 1, 2005 - Present Board Member

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U.S. Senator, D-NE January 3, 1989 - January 3, 2001 Videos: 535 Co-Chair, Alzheimer's Study Group c. July 11, 2007 - c. March 25, 2009 Videos: 1 Commissioner c. December 1, 2003 - c. August 21, 2004 Videos: 15 Governor,
c. January 2, 1983 - c. January 1, 1987 Videos: 7

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