Shepherd Hosts Hechler Screening


The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, Lifelong Learning Program and West Virginia Public Broadcasting proudly present “Ken Hechler: In Pursuit of Justice”, the story of the former U.S. Congressman, West Virginia Secretary of State, university professor, author, and environmental activist, who changed the face of West Virginia politics.   

This documentary traces the evolution of Hechler’s political philosophy to the progressive movement of the early 20th century and follows his commitment to public service and political office. With added insight from U.S. Senators Tom Harkin, George McGovern, and Robert Dole, and U.S. Representatives John Brademas and James Symington, the film highlights Hechler’s lifelong devotion to helping the citizens of the West Virginia and the nation. Russ Barbour and Chip Hitchcock, producers of the documentary, will participate in a discussion after the viewing.

The screening is Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Robert C. Byrd Center at Shepherd University and is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Space is limited.  For more information or to RSVP click here.