Barack Obama: Future Head of State...but Not of Birthday Parties

Aired on 10/18/2006 | CC tv-pg
Even the leader of the free world might have trouble putting together goody bags for his daughter's birthday party. During their appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Barack Obama, then the junior senator from Illinois, and Michelle Obama, the future first lady, disclosed the concerted, behind-the-scenes effort that went into making their daughters' birthday parties memorable. Here, find out how the future first couple handled the division of labor for such high-stakes affairs. Plus, watch as Sen. Obama reveals how Malia taught him that shaking hands isn't the customary way to greet children.