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Coast Guard Academy's Commencement
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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Where We Live, live from The Coast Guard Academy's commencement


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Professors Dorothy James and Ken Dautrich: Photo by Chion WolfProfessors Dorothy James and Ken Dautrich: Photo by Chion WolfVice President Dick Cheney is set to address graduating cadets at the academy’s 127th Commencement excercises.

Later this morning, at 11, we’ll bring you live coverage of his speech, very likely his last major speech in the state before he and president bush leave office in January.

It’s a tenure that’s been marked by dropping approval ratings, ongoing wars in iraq and Afghanistan, and concerns over america’s role in detention and torture of prisoners, rising gas prices and oil company influence, the list goes on.

But beyond the controversy, it’s undeniable that Dick Cheny is the most powerful vice president in history, and one of the most influential figures in recent American history.

Today, where we live – a look at the Cheney legacy.

Coast Guard Academy graduates celebrate: Photo by Chion WolfCoast Guard Academy graduates celebrate: Photo by Chion Wolf

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Where We Live LIVE - Vice President Cheney speech and analysis

51:23 minutes (49.34 MB)
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