This is a collection of short interviews with Barack Obama, taken in one session in January 2004 while Obama was running for the U.S. Senate as a state senator from Chicago.
There are 17 interview segments, ranging in length from 1 to 3 minutes. All are filmed with Obama in close-up and with locked down camera. This is raw, unedited interview footage.
The subjects Obama discusses include his background, education, his wife Michelle and two daughters, political philosophy, values, early work as an organizer in Chicago, bi-partisan politics, accomplishments (prior to becoming a U.S. Senator), local issues that were important to him, hope for the future, engaging youth in politics, how being young has helped him in politics, grassroots campaigning, the role of government, inequality and sticking to convictions (including a statement on the war in Iraq). The interviewer is not seen and only heard at the top of the segment.
This footage is ideal for use as background biographical material and for demonstrating Obama’s early years in Chicago and the critical period when he ran for the U.S. Senate. The information is all still current, except when he states the age of his daughters.
The complete interview transcript is attached below.
The full interview material is accessible online via streaming video. Please contact Kevin McKenna (Kevin_McKenna@APTonline.org) to request the link to the streaming video or to receive a DVD screener of the footage.
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