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President Obama's Kansas Heritage

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KAKE's Susan Peters Interviews President Obama, February 2013

Susan Peters Tours the Whitehouse and Interviews the President

Susan Peters, local KAKE TV anchor, was invited to the Whitehouse in February 2013 for a five minute one-on-one interview with President Obama. Along with asking questions about corporate aviation, Susan presented President Obama with a book she put together detailing his rich Kansas heritage.

Read more about Susan's interview with the President and view posted broadcast videos at KAKE.com.

President Obama's Inaugural Address on January 21, 2013

President Obama Takes Oath of Office and Delivers His Second Inaugural Address on Martin Luther King Day

Length: 21:21
Source: Whitehouse official YouTube channel
Transcript: Read the official transcript

Complete Coverage of 2013 Inauguration Ceremony

2013 Inauguration Ceremony (1:20:43), Source: Whitehouse official Youtube channel

President Obama's Victory Speech in Chicago, Illinois on November 6, 2012

President Obama's Election Night Victory Speech in Chicago

Length: 30:07
Source: BarackObamadotcom official YouTube channel
Transcript: Read the official transcript

President Obama visits Osawatomie, Kansas on December 6, 2011

President Obama Speaks on the Economy at Osawatomie High School

President Obama in his remarks at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas said, this is not just another political debate. This is the defining issue of our time. This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and for all those who are fighting to get into the middle class. Because what's at stake is whether this will be a country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home, secure their retirement.

Length: 55:04
Source: Whitehouse official YouTube channel
Transcript: Read the official transcript

Video Excerpts and News Articles

We're Greater Together Than Alone, CNN (2:07)

Obama says middle class faces ‘make or break’ moment Kansas.com

President Obama visits El Dorado, Kansas on January 29, 2008

President Obama's speech at Butler Community College

Watch President Obama's “Reclaiming the American Dream” speech in its entirety delivered on the campus of Butler Community College in El Dorado, KS, on Kansas Day, January 29, 2008.

Length: 48:39
Source: Butler Community College
Transcript: (Not currently available)

Video Excerpts and News Articles

Kansas Governor Endorses Barack Obama (8:34) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius gave her endorsement of Barack Obama at an event in El Dorado, KS on January 29, 2008. Source: barackobamadotcom YouTube official channel

Barack Obama in El Dorado, KS (3:50) Barack Obama spoke to a crowd of 5,000 in El Dorado, KS on January 29, 2008. Source: barackobamadotcom YouTube official channel

Barack Obama speaks in El Dorado, Kansas (9:24) Democrat Barack Obama led a raucous crowd on the campus of Butler Community College in El Dorado Tuesday. He also picked up the endorsement of Governor Sebelius for his White House bid.

Obama Speaks in El Dorado, KAKE-TV January 29, 2008

Related Videos

Kansas Family of Obama Speak Out! (4:05) An embedded producer at Fox talks with Margaret McCurry Wolf, a Kansas cousin of President Obama's during his visit to El Dorado on January 29, 2008

Barack Obama's Kansas Family - Margaret McCurry Wolf (2:42) Barack Obama's Kansas cousin, Margaret McCurry Wolf, discusses Barack's Kansas ties from a church in Peru, Kansas (originally aired on KWCH Channel 12)