A few years before he was an Illinois state senator, long before he became a U.S. Senator and years before the nation elected him our first African-American president, Barack Obama was a law professor and community organizer.
Just before he went off to law school, Obama traveled to Kenya to learn more about his father, and to try and put some perspective on his mixed-race heritage.
The result was his book “Dreams From My Father.”
So here now, from 1995, Barack Obama.
Tomorrow, August 4th, is Barack Obama’s 59th birthday.
Father’s Day is next Sunday and all this week on Now I’ve Heard Everything we’re featuring interviews about fathers.
Few men are as widely praised as Sargent Shriver was. after his death in early 2011. Thousands of tributes hailed Shriver not only for his great public accomplishments — including founding the Peace Corps, building President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty — but also his personal virtues.
He was, in nearly everyone’s words, a “good man.”
I met his son Mark Shriver about a year-and-a-half after his father’s death, in 2012, when he wrote a book about his father, and what he had learned from him in life and in death.
So here now, from 2012, Mark Shriver.
Mark Shriver, who’s 56 noe, is President of the Save the Children Action Network. He and his family live in Maryland.