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Watch 'In Pursuit of Justice' on Ken Hechler's 100th Birthday

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Former Secretary of State and congressman Ken Hechler is 100 years old Saturday. 

Hechler was an Army combat historian during World War II and served in the Truman White House, writing speeches among other duties.

He served in the U.S. House between 1959 and 1976 and was secretary of state from 1985 to 2001.

According to the Associated Press, Hechler and his wife Carole will celebrate the milestone with a private event on Sunday in Romney. 

West Virginia Public Broadcasting filmmakers Chip Hitchcock and Russ Barbour produced a documentary on Hechler's life and work. The 2008 film, Ken Hechler: In Pursuit of Justice, is a two-part documentary examining the role of political office throughout 20th century America.

You can begin watching The Pursuit of Justice by streaming the embedded video below. To continue with the remaining parts, visit our YouTube playlist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH4z3gNCXPs


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