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Who Are These Guys, Really?

Who Are These Guys, Really?

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If you're interested, it is relatively easy to see where Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Barack Obama (D-IL) stand on the issues. (You can check their websites.) It's harder to find information about who they are, where they've come from, and how they act.

What was Obama like at Harvard Law, when he edited the Harvard Law Review ? Or when he first ran for office? What was it like to sit next to McCain at Annapolis? Is there any truth to those stories about his temper?

This week, we're going to bring you two shows about the candidates, focusing on who they are. Today: Obama. We'll hear from someone who knew him in Cambridge, a political opponent in Chicago, and a reporter who has covered his career.

What questions do you have about Obama['s character, interests, and personality]?