FRONTLINE

The FRONTLINE Interview: Gerald Kellman

Clip: Season 2012 Episode 19 | 42m 36s

Gerald Kellman, who hired Obama to be a community organizer, says his work in Chicago was a "baptism by fire." Kellman also discusses an early setback for the young activist, and how his experiences in Chicago connect to his ensuing political career.

Aired: 10/08/08

Rating: NR

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