Barack Obama Makes a Run for History

NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama about his run for a seat in the U.S. Senate. If Obama wins in November, he'll become one of just three African-American U.S. senators to serve on Capitol Hill in the past century.



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