Up to Date - 7/3/2012|
David Maraniss on "Barack Obama: The Story"
As 44th president, Barack Obama's journey to the White House is anything but conventional.
Born to a Kenyan father and Kansan mother, Obama's upbringing in Hawaii and Indonesia hardly sounds like the makings of a future president. But as he ascended the political ladder as a state senator and later as senator, Obama's rough beginning turned into the start of a journey to the White House.
Tuesday on Up to Date, author and associate editor at The Washington Post David Maraniss, joins us to talk about his new biography of the president. Logging in tens of thousands of air miles to gather thousands of pages in documents, interviews, and information, Maraniss shares his own journey of crafting the biography of one of the most influential--and controversial--presidents in American history.
Maraniss' biography is titled Barack Obama: The Story