Barack Obama's African Family Tree

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A new book traces Barack Obama's Kenyan family back twenty-three generations, or roughly half a millennium. Peter Firstbrook was a documentary filmmaker for our partner, the BBC, for 25 years, is the author of “The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family.”  Using oral testimony from family and historical documents, Firstbrook uncovered some fascinating details of the president's family, including questions about how President Obama's father died.

Guests:

Peter Firstbrook

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

Roy Samo from Kenya

A great work Peter and a great effort to bring it out to the rest of the world, Kristen.

Feb. 12 2011 05:08 AM

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