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Barack Obama's Advice for Holding On to Hope in "Dark Times"

Aired on 10/18/2006 | CC tv-pg
Long before Barack Obama ran a successful campaign for the White House based on hope, he was a senatorial candidate whose speech during the 2004 Democratic National Convention was all about the topic—and it thrust him into the national spotlight. After being elected to the Senate, he continued his message in his second book, The Audacity of Hope, which he discussed in detail during a 2006 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

During that appearance, then-Sen. Obama of Illinois shared how one of his favorite sayings from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped keep him hopeful, even when "the highest reaches of government" gave off the "sense that it's more important to be powerful or to be wealthy than it is to do right."

Original airdate: Oct. 18, 2006

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