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Published on May 9, 2012
"I think it's fair to say that that helped to create the Teabaggers." - President Barack Obama, November 30, 2009
THE BACKSTORY How do you interview a President? We asked veteran political journalist and author, Jonathan Alter, on this unique art and get to hear rare outtakes from his Oval Office interview with President Obama in November 2009. Alter writes for Bloomberg now after spending nearly three decades at Newsweek magazine. He's interviewed every president since Nixon, except for Ronald Reagan, and we get to hear what comes out behind closed doors while on the record.
Obama Interview Notes - Date: November 30, 2009 - The Scene: The Oval Office - The Source: Digital recorder - Interview was central to Jonathan Alter's book, The Promise: President Obama, Year One. Available from Amazon
Executive Producer: David Gerlach | Producer: Amy Drozdowska
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