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Long Story Short – Senator Daniel Akaka

You’ve heard the expression, “Nice guys finish last.” Not true. Not when it comes to U.S. Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka. Except at the very beginning of his political career, he’s been number one in the balloting for every elective office for which he’s run. Political supporters and opponents agree on one thing: he’s full of aloha – real aloha.

Daniel Kahikina Akaka is the only Native Hawaiian and the only member of Chinese ancestry serving in the U.S. Senate. Since 1976, he’s represented Hawai’i in Washington, D.C. – first in the House of Representatives and now in the Senate.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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Long Story Short – Senator Daniel K. Inouye – Part Two

Senator Daniel K. InouyeSenator Daniel Inouye shares personal stories of love and loss with Leslie Wilcox in the second half of a two-part conversation with Hawaii’s senior U.S. Senator.






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Long Story Short – Senator Daniel K. Inouye – Part One

A very optimistic Daniel Inouye shares stories with Leslie Wilcox. 

Long Story Short - Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Looking to the future, Inouye seems excited about starting a new life with Irene Hirano – they’ll be married on May 24. 

“At age 84?  I would say that I expect interesting things to happen from now,” says Hawaii’s senior U.S. Senator. 

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