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The Obama Legacy: Hope, change and the 8 years that followed

12/23/2016 | 24m 29s | Video has closed captioning.

President Barack Obama was elected by promising hope and change, but during his eight years in the White House he learned that governing isn’t always easy. As the nation's first black president enters his final month in office, we explore his legacy, what he accomplished and what remains undone.

Aired: 12/23/16

Rating: NR

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