Dick Cheney: A Heartbeat Away

About This Episode


Dick Cheney: A Heartbeat Away tells the story of the man historians have dubbed the most powerful vice president in the history of the United States. The former vice president recounts the story in his own words, reflecting on his modest upbringing in Casper, his lifelong high-risk heart problems, and his assessment of the world leaders he dealt with. In intimate detail, he recalls the attack on September 11, 2001 that shook the world, and reveals details of the crisis never told before.

Other voices lend perspective - Wyoming friends who have known Cheney his entire life, journalists critical of his grip on the levers of power, and first-hand observers of his near half a century in politics and government. From this emerges a fully rounded portrait of one of the most powerful men of the last century who escapes the world's scrutiny and controversy today the way he did as a young man: with a fly rod on a Wyoming river.