You can now own, on DVD, the most complete account of what may be the greatest American political story ever told: The historic rise of Barack Obama from Illinois Senator to the United Statesâ€™ first African-American president. â€œObama: All Access – Barack Obamaâ€™s Road to the White Houseâ€ is the result of two years of 60 MINUTES coverage with exclusive access granted only to 60 MINUTES and correspondent Steve Kroft. The nearly four-hour DVD debuts the first week of February as the inaugural 60 MINUTES-branded DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.
Even though I watched all of his appearances on 60 MINUTES, I still enjoyed watching this DVD. I just never get tired of hearing Barack Obama talk! And to see him with his wife, who is so obviously his friend and partner, and with his beautiful daughters, it warms my heart every time. This is exactly what you get on this DVD:
* The 44th President (November 16, 2008) – This 38-minute post-election interview with President Obama goes into the economy, automobile industry, bail-out, his Washington apartment and getting a family dog and his mother-in-law. Also, interesting insight from President Obama in regards to having an NCAA Football playoff system. But also, an interview with first lady Michelle Obama and reflecting on the past with their relationship. A very good interview featuring a confident, calm but also anxious to get to work President.
* The Road to the White House (December 28, 2008) – This 34-minute interview features President Barack Obama’s road to the White House. Exclusive footage given to “60 Minutes” of Obama’s two year audition to the American people and clips from past interviews with then Senator Obama and his wife Michelle. A very well done compilation of two years of footage from “60 Minutes” showcasing the challenges, the problems but also the high notes of his campaign.
* What You Haven’t Seen – Steve Kroft explains that there was so much footage that did not make it on the air, so this DVD includes an extra 14 minutes of footage. This footage is much more personal as President Obama talks about his upbringing, his mother, Abraham Lincoln and the relationship between Barack and his wife Michelle.
* Major Speeches – This section features six major speeches given by Senator Obama, Democrat nominee for President, President-elect to President Barack Obama.
This DVD represents history in the making. I’m proud to have it in my DVD collection and I hope you’ll pick it up as well.