The FRONTLINE Interviews: Obama’s First Four Years

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Rahm EmanuelRahm EmanuelChief of staff, ('09-10)"The Choice 2012"
Valerie JarrettValerie JarrettWhite House senior adviser"The Choice 2012"
David AxelrodDavid AxelrodSenior adviser"The Choice 2012"
David AxelrodDavid AxelrodChief campaign strategist"The Choice 2008"
Tom DaschleTom Daschle'08 campaign adviser"The Choice 2008"
Newton MinowNewton MinowFriend, political mentor"The Choice 2008"
Pete RousePete RouseChief of staff, Obama Senate office"The Choice 2008"
David MendellDavid MendellAuthor, "Obama: From Promise to Power""The Choice 2008"
Ryan LizzaRyan LizzaWashington correspondent, "The New Yorker""The Choice 2008"
Will BurnsWill BurnsCampaign staffer ('96,'00)"The Choice 2008"
Dan PfiefferDan PfiefferWhite House communications director"Obama's Deal" (2010)
Austan GoolsbeeAustan GoolsbeeEconomic adviser ('08-11)"Money, Power and Wall Street" (2012)
Christina RomerChristina RomerChair, Council of Economic Advisers ('08-10)"Money, Power and Wall Street" (2012)
Sheila BairSheila BairChair,FDIC ('06-11)"Money, Power and Wall Street" (2012)
Jared BernsteinJared BernsteinVice President Biden's chief economist ('09-11)"Money, Power and Wall Street" (2012)
Robert WolfRobert WolfEconomic adviser"Money, Power and Wall Street" (2012)
Lee SachsLee SachsCounselor to Treasury Secretary ('09-10)"Money, Power and Wall Street" (2012)
Timothy GeithnerTimothy GeithnerTreasury Secretary"The Card Game" (2009)
Gary GenslerGary GenslerChair, CTFC"The Warning" (2009)
Peter OrszagPeter OrszagDirector, Office of Management and Budget ('09-10)"Ten Trillion and Counting" (2009)
Ben RhodesBen RhodesDeputy national security adviser"The Choice 2012"
Gen. David PetraeusGen. David PetraeusCommander, U.S. forces in Afghanistan"Kill/Capture" (2011)
John RizzoJohn RizzoCIA legal adviser"Top Secret America" (2011)
Dana PriestDana PriestAuthor, "Top Secret America""Top Secret America" (2011)
Richard HolbrookeRichard HolbrookeSpecial rep. for Afghanistan & Pakistan ('09-10)"Obama's War" (2009)
Adm. Mike MullenAdm. Mike MullenChair, Joint Chiefs of Staff ('07-11)"Obama's War" (2009)
Gen. Stanley McChrystalGen. Stanley McChrystalCommander, U.S. forces in Afghanistan ('09-10)"Obama's War" (2009)
Anne PattersonAnne PattersonU.S. ambassador to Pakistan ('07-10)"Obama's War" (2009)
Hillary ClintonHillary ClintonSecretary of State"The Quake" (2010)
Jonathan GruberJonathan GruberHealth care adviser"The Choice 2012"
Ceci ConnollyCeci ConnollyReporter, "The Washington Post""Obama's Deal" (2010)
Cecilia MuñozCecilia MuñozDirector of intergovernmental affairs ('09-12)"Lost in Detention" (2011)
Roberto SuroRoberto SuroFormer director Pew Hispanic Center"Lost in Detention" (2011)
Carol BrownerCarol BrownerWhite House environmental adviser ('09-11)"The Spill" (2010)
David J. HayesDavid J. HayesDeputy secretary, Interior Dept."The Spill" (2010)
Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersU.S. Representative (R-Wash.)"Money, Power and Wall Street" (2012)
Charles GrassleyCharles GrassleySenator (R-Iowa)"Obama's Deal" (2010)
Cassandra ButtsCassandra ButtsFriend, law school classmate"The Choice 2012"
Tom TopolinskiTom TopolinskiHigh school friend"The Choice 2012"
Sohale SiddiqiSohale SiddiqiRoommate, New York City"The Choice 2012"
Eric MooreEric MooreCollege friend"The Choice 2012"
Ken MackKen MackLaw school friend"The Choice 2012"
Gerald KellmanGerald KellmanEmployed Obama as community organizer"The Choice 2012"
Laurence TribeLaurence TribeLaw school professor"The Choice 2012"
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