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How to Get the President to Open Up

Mar 11, 2016 | 26 videos
Video by The Atlantic

President Barack Obama believes himself to be misunderstood. At least, that’s the impression that Atlantic national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg got in his hours of interviewing the president for “The Obama Doctrine,” The Atlantic’s April 2016 cover story. In this video, editor in chief James Bennet speaks with Goldberg about how he elicited more than just speech excerpts from the president, what was surprising about the interviews, and his process of writing the 20,000 word essay.

Author: Greyson Korhonen


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