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Pat Schroeder in her own words, plus going beyond party politics

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U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder, D-Colo., sits on the porch outside her Capitol Hill headquarters in Denver on July 18, 1994. Schroeder, a pioneer for women’s and family rights in Congress, has died at the age of 82. (AP Photo/file/Joe Mahoney, File)

Colorado’s first Congresswoman, Pat Schroeder, served 24 years. She died Monday of complications from a stroke. What you’ll hear in this story is largely from Schroeder herself – interviews and speeches she gave. Plus, two Colorado Republicans share how Schroeder, a Democrat, connected with them across party lines.