Former VP, Dick Cheney, Speaks to TWC Interns

Former VP, Dick Cheney, Speaks to TWC Interns

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Maha Neouchy
April 24, 2012

The Washington Center hosted Former Vice President, Dick Cheney, for the Alan K. Simpson-Norman Y. Mineta Leaders Series (SMLS). Only a month after his heart transplant, Dick Cheney was the featured speaker during a one-hour discussion moderated by senior producer of C-SPAN, Steve Scully.


Major topics covered during the discussion included Cheney's recovery from his open heart transplant, his life post-surgery and how grateful he is for the donor program. In addition, he spoke to the audience about providing Mitt Romney with advice on what to look for in picking a future vice presidential candidate. Rather than looking for someone who can help win electoral votes or fill a certain racial profile, Mr. Cheney stressed that it's more important to find someone who is capable of filling the shoes of a potential president, should something happen.


Students from 7 universities asked questions pertaining to Cheney's early days in Washington, D.C., passages from his book and his professional trajectory.


Student Participants:

Arielle Giordano-Monmouth University

Anna Govor-Westfield State University

Sarah Keller-Ball State University

Jeremy Hunt-UMass Dartmouth

Zachary Nitzchke-Tennessee Technological University

Corey Ragland-Ball State University

Sofia Carrillo-University of San Diego


[Read the official press release]

[View photos of the event on our Flickr channel]

[View the full broadcast of the event on C-SPAN]

[View report about the event on NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams]

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