FULLY BOOKED Richard Wolffe: Behind the scenes with Barack Obama

Talk Thursday 3rd September, 2009

Richard Wolffe
covered the entire length of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign for Newsweek magazine, traveling with the candidate and his inner circle from his announcement through to election day, 21 months later
Renegade: The Making of a President, award-winning Richard Wolffe exposes what was going on behind the scenes during some of the most dramatic moments of the race, including his response to Bill Clinton’s critical comments and secret meeting with controversial pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
The idea for the book came from Barack Obama who the basketball games and conversations over carrot cake have prompted criticism that Richard Wolffe was too close to his subject.

Hear Richard Wolffe talking to Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow about his behind the scenes access to the man who became President.

Richard Wolffe currently works as a political analyst for MSNBC and as a strategist for business advisory firm Public Strategies and contributes to The Daily Beast.
He previously served as a senior White House correspondent for Newsweek and as deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times’ Washington DC office. 

Renegade: The Making of Barack Obama is published by Virgin Books on 27 August