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The “Frontline” report “Obama’s Deal” premieres Tuesday on PBS, giving viewers an in-depth insider’s view on the year-long, high-stakes health care reform debate.
Producer Michael Kirk followed the twists and turns of the story as it happened, with access to inside players such as former Sen. Tom Daschle, whose nomination to head the Department of Health and Human Services was scuttled early on, and America’s Health Insurance Plans chief Karen Ignani as well as a number of journalists and others.
The Obama administration “really bet the ranch for their party on what happened,” Kirk says. “And we were privileged to watch it and listen to it all along the way.”
Watch our full conversation:
Video editing by Lea Winerman
Kwame Holman joined The NewsHour in 1983 as a producer/correspondent and became congressional correspondent in 1992. Prior to joining The NewsHour, Kwame was a reporter and producer for the CBS affiliate WTOC in Savannah, Georgia. He also served as a public relations consultant to the National Summit Conference on Black Economic Development and as a special assistant to the president of the Children's Defense Fund. During 1980, Kwame was acting press secretary to the Mayor of the District of Columbia.
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