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Barack Obama: The Power Of Change

1 hours 49 minutes 32 seconds

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Archival footage from campaign speeches by Barack Obama is interspersed with interviews and reflections from famous cultural figures in this chronicle of the 2008 Presidential campaign. TRUtalk creator and author Pearl Jr. examines the cultural significance of Obama's rise to prominence set against a backdrop of "hope, change, inspiration, and equality-for all Americans." Among those interviewed or featured in this production are Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Mitchell Schwartz, Stevie Wonder, Dr. Cornell West, Tavis Smiley, Hill Harper, and Tyson Beckford.

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