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Covering History: The Next Steps

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, pictured above with wife Michelle, became the nation's first black president-elect. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It was an exhausting and exciting week for many people; now the real work begins.

Next week, we are going to keep taking a look at the challenges — both political AND cultural —facing the next President and his family. We started with Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) today and we are going to keep it moving.

For example — the first African-American first lady — what special challenges does she face? We have several newsmakers lined up, names whom you know.

You won't want to miss a day. Trust me.

Have a good weekend.