Washington Week

The Backstory: Covering the President

Clip: Season 2012 | 6m 19s

What's it like to be a reporter covering a president who's also running for re-election? Gwen Ifill gets "The Backstory" from Peter Baker of The New York Times who explains what it's like traveling on on Air Force One with President Obama, the time pressures and fine line between official duties and campaigning.

Aired: 05/29/12

Rating: NR

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