Panel Discussion on Books that Inspired Barack Obama

A panel discussion was held on the books that influenced President Barack Obama. The list of books and authors includes Langston… read more

A panel discussion was held on the books that influenced President Barack Obama. The list of books and authors includes Langston Hughes, The Invisible Man, the Bible, the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, and E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime. Topics included the importance of reading throughout his life and his own books, Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. John McGregor moderated. close

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

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  • Eric Alterman Distinguished Professor Brooklyn College->English Department
  • Susan Jacoby Program Director Center for Inquiry-New York City
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Panel Discussion on Books that Inspired Barack Obama

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 22, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 19, 2010

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  • Feb 22, 2009 | 6:56pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 23, 2009 | 1:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 07, 2009 | 11:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 18, 2010 | 9:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 19, 2010 | 3:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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