From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago. It is a non-partisan journey through Obama’s life before he became President.
Host Jennifer White talks with Obama’s key advisors, mentors, rivals, and the former President himself.
NHPR will air the first of this two-part special Saturday, June 2 at 10 p.m.
The second part will air Saturday, June 9 at 10 p.m.
Part One covers Obama’s years as a community organizer to his first elected office in Springfield, Illinois.
Part Two covers Obama’s ill-advised run for Congress in 2000 to the moment he arrived on the national stage.