Senator Barack Obama Campaign Announcement

Senator Obama formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election. In his remarks he… read more

Senator Obama formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election. In his remarks he talked about his background, vision for the future, opposition to operations in Iraq, and the need for domestic policies that benefit a majority of Americans. Standing on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois where Abraham Lincoln delivered his ‘house divided’ speech in 1858, he also invoked memories of Lincoln and challenged a new generation of Americans to help bridge political divisions and transform the nation. 

Following his speech cameras followed Senator Obama as he greeted supporters in the crowd. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
196594-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Springfield, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Feb 10, 2007
Last Aired:
Feb 17, 2015

Airing Details

  • Feb 10, 2007 | 11:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 10, 2007 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 11, 2007 | 1:18am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 11, 2007 | 6:24am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 11, 2007 | 9:33pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 12, 2007 | 12:33am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • May 30, 2007 | 4:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 16, 2015 | 3:10pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 17, 2015 | 2:06am EST | C-SPAN 1
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