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In the News New Kid in the Senate
January 14, 2009
“You could tell he had the magic.”
For most new arrivals in the U.S. Senate, rising through the ranks is a long, slow process, requiring patience and endurance. Barack Obama was an exception -- a junior senator marked for stardom almost from day one. The story of his first term is a told in Dreams of Obama, airing next Tuesday, Inauguration Day, on PBS, but viewable now on the program Web page.