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Who Is Barack Obama?

We talk to people who knew him or have worked with the Illinois senator. They tell stories about Obama's personality and his character.

Guests:

Dan Rutherford, Illinois state senator who worked on legislation with Obama when he was a state senator

Lisa Hay, classmate of Obama at Harvard Law School and a member of the Harvard Law Review when Obama was its president

David Mendell, wrote about politics and urban issues for the Chicago Tribune and author of Obama: From Promise to Power

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