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Frontline: Dreams of Obama
Frontline Dreams of Obama
Actor: Will Lyman
Director: Michael Kirk
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2009     1hr 0min

As Barack Obama assumes the presidency on January 20th, 2009, FRONTLINE tells the story of how a little known state senator rose from obscurity to the White House in just over four years. Dreams of Obama draws on interview...  more »


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Actor: Will Lyman
Director: Michael Kirk
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Politics
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/31/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Typical HIGH QUALITY report on Obama's Political Rise from F
Steven I. Ramm | Phila, PA USA | 04/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

This episode of PBS's highly rated "Frontline" series aired just a few days after the Inauguration in January 2009. It begins and ends with his acceptance speech on the night he became President of the United States. In between we learn about his Law School career (not much is covered in his younger years), and his entry into politics in Chicago. There is time spent on his dealing with Rev. Wright and his campaign for the Senate in Illinois against incumbent Bobby Rush. His campaign against John McCain gets only a minute or two and his campaign against Hilary Clinton gets barely a sentence.

Recent comments by his staff (David Axelrod) and fellow Harvard Law alumni are blended with writers for Time, New York Times, New Yorker and Rolling Stone and new footage.

All in all, it presents a balanced portrait of the President's rise through the political stream from his college days until he took office in January.

There are no special features.

Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"