By The People: The Election Of Barack Obama

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2009
  • Running time: 116 min
Millions saw history made as Barack Obama took the podium on election night. But few witnessed his unguarded moments in the hours and days before he greeted the nation … until now. Meet the man who would be president and the dedicated campaign workers... read more

Millions saw history made as Barack Obama took the podium on election night. But few witnessed his unguarded moments in the hours and days before he greeted the nation … until now. Meet the man who would be president and the dedicated campaign workers who helped get him there in this unprecedented documentary trailing their history-making odyssey to the White House. Witness never before seen footage of Obama behind the scenes, as well as interviews and candid moments with family, senior campaign staff, volunteers, reporters, supporters and even opponents.

Original Release

08/07/2009

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Cast

Barack Obama Himself (archive footage)
Neil Abercrombie Himself
Dick Armey Himself (archive footage)
David Axelrod Himself - Chief Campaign Strategist
Bill Ayers Himself (archive footage)
Joe Biden Himself - Democrat Vice-Presidential Candidate
Mike Blake Himself - Iowa Political Director
Wolf Blitzer Himself (archive footage)
Tucker Carlson Himself (archive footage)
Ronnie Cho Himself - Organizer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Amy Rice, Alicia Sams

Cast

Barack Obama Himself (archive footage)
Neil Abercrombie Himself
Dick Armey Himself (archive footage)
David Axelrod Himself - Chief Campaign Strategist
Bill Ayers Himself (archive footage)
Joe Biden Himself - Democrat Vice-Presidential Candidate
Mike Blake Himself - Iowa Political Director
Wolf Blitzer Himself (archive footage)
Tucker Carlson Himself (archive footage)
Ronnie Cho Himself - Organizer
James Clyburn Himself (as James E. Clyburn)
Dick Durbin Himself (archive footage)
John Edwards Himself
Jon Favreau Himself - Chief Speechwriter
Robert Gibbs Himself - Head of Communications
Scott Helman Himself - The Boston Globe
John F. Kennedy Himself (archive footage)
Joe Klein Himself - Time Magazine
Ryan Lizza Himself - The New Yorker
Jim Margolis Himself - Media Consultant

Producers

Bristol Baughan Executive Producer
Deric Margolis Executive Producer
D.J. Martin Executive Producer
Audrey Rosenberg Executive Producer
Stuart Blumberg Producer
Elissa Brown Producer
Benjamin Goldhirsh Producer
Matt Huffman Producer
Meggan Lennon Producer
Bill Migliore Producer
Tim Nackashi Producer
Edward Norton Producer
Dan O'Meara Producer
Chris Romano Producer
Adrián Ortiz Maciel Producer
Alicia Sams Producer

Editors

Arielle Amsalem, Geeta Gandbhir, Sam Pollard

2010 Emmy Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated
2010 Emmy Outstanding Nonfiction Special Nominated
2010 Emmy Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Won
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