WBEZ | By the People: The Election of Barack Obama http://www.wbez.org/tags/people-election-barack-obama Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Documentary goes deep into President Obama's 2008 campaign http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-13/documentary-goes-deep-president-obamas-2008-campaign-85124 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-13/Obama Getty Scott Olson.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Barack Obama is on the campaign trial again, but many think the excitement and enthusiasm he generated back in 2008 will be less present. Back then filmmakers Alicia Sams and Amy Rice caught the energy. They followed Obama for two years, all the way through election night. The results are their documentary <a href="http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/by-the-people-the-election-of-barack-obama" target="_blank"><em>By the People: The Election of Barack Obama</em></a>.<br> <br> In 2009, Sams spoke to WBEZ’s Richard Steele. She began by saying how quickly she realized that Obama wasn’t just any politician.</p><p><em>Music Button: The Echocentrics, "Jardim", from the CD Sunshadows, (Ubiquity)</em></p></p> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-13/documentary-goes-deep-president-obamas-2008-campaign-85124