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                                  Dreams of Obama 

A series of six outstanding episodes in the Obama candicacy and campaign for the Presidency of the United States. These are to be replayed on PBS the night of the Inauguration in Washington DC on 20th January 2009.


Frontline’s Dreams of Obama   http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/dreamsofobama/view/1.html

Chapter One: 
A Newcomer Who Steals the Show

Barack Obama, a little-known Illinois state senator with an exotic biography, gives a speech that electrifies the 2004 Democratic Convention.

Chapter Two: 
The New Illinois Senator’s Path to Power

He spent years rising through the ranks of Chicago’s tough politics, working as a community organizer in that city, and dealing with his dual identities.

Chapter Three: 
Honing His Political Skills

As head of a bitterly divided Harvard Law Review, he reaches out to all constituencies. Returning to Chicago, he learns a lot about the rough and tumble of elective politics.

Chapter Four: 
A Fast, Shrewd Political Ascent

Taking lessons from his defeat by Bobby Rush, he plots his next run for office and hires a top strategist. In 2004, he is elected U.S. senator for Illinois.

 Chapter Five:  Lead-Up to the Presidential Run

The second year in the Senate, he ramps up his visibility and draws big crowds. He starts consulting friends and advisers and in February 2007 announces that he’s running for president.

Chapter Six: 
Final Turning Points in a Long Campaign

He deals with the Rev. Wright issue, defeats Clinton. And as the financial crisis emerges, Obama looks steady and calm, and soon pulls ahead of McCain.


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