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Interviews Provide Insight into Bob Dole's Career

Dole speaking at KU 4-2013 - smallBob Dole speaking at an event this year at the Dole Institute. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has made a collection of interviews about Bob Dole’s time in the U.S. Senate available to the public. The interviews are now available online in audio and video format. The Dole Institute's Audrey Coleman says the release includes conversations with former senators who worked with Dole and former President George H.W. Bush.

“And so you’re just going to get a fuller picture of what was going on on the Hill during the senator’s time in the Senate and get a better sense of what goes on there and what the senator’s contributions have been,” says Coleman.

The announcement about the archived material coincides with Dole’s 91st birthday today (TUE). Coleman says the Institute will be releasing more interviews in the future focused on Dole’s connection to Kansas and his time in the state.



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. KPR’s 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.

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