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Barack Obama Talks to David Olusoga

Barack Obama discusses the challenges he faced confronting political, cultural and racial divisions in America, as the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

In his first UK broadcast interview since the 2020 presidential election and ahead of the release of his memoirs, former President of the United States, Barack Obama is interviewed by historian and broadcaster David Olusoga..

In this special programme, Barack Obama will discuss the first volume of his presidential memoirs, A Promised Land and his motivations for writing the book and the challenges he faced confronting political, cultural and racial divisions in America, as the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

From Monday 14th December (09:45-10:00), BBC Radio 4 will broadcast an abridged reading of Barack Obama’s A Promised Land, read by Barack Obama himself, serialised over two weeks as Radio 4’s ‘Book of the Week’.

Producer: Julia Johnson.

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30 minutes

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Thu 19 Nov 2020 09:00

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  • Thu 19 Nov 2020 09:00

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