Frontline: Dreams of Obama

Overview

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 interviews with those closest to Obama to provide insight into how he might lead the country. A personal and political biography, the film examines the key moments that shaped Obama, and asks what his election says about America.
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Overview

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 interviews with those closest to Obama to provide insight into how he might lead the country. A personal and political biography, the film examines the key moments that shaped Obama, and asks what his election says about America.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/2009
  • UPC: 841887010375
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 99,711

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Lyman Voice Only
Technical Credits
Michael Kirk Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Steve Audette Editor
David Fanning Executive Producer
Carl Franson Sound/Sound Designer
Jim Gilmore Producer
John E. Low Score Composer
Ben McCoy Cinematographer
Paul Stekler Producer
Mike Wiser Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frontline: Dreams of Obama
1. Introduction [1:49]
2. The Newcomer Steals the Show [6:41]
3. The New Senator's Path to Power [10:32]
4. Leadership at Harvard Law School [6:19]
5. Honing His Political Skills [7:12]
6. A Fast, Shrewd Political Ascent [12:12]
7. Lead-Up to the Presidential Run [8:53]
8. Credits [2:40]
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