Obama’s first-ever TV appearance in 1991 uncovered

By Andrew Jones
Monday, November 21, 2011 12:22 EDT
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Barack Obama appearing on a TBS commercial in 1991. Screenshot.
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Long before he became the President of the United States, Barack Obama made his first television appearance while he was the editor at Harvard University’s Law Review, over 20 years ago in a Black History Month segment for Turner Broadcasting Station (TBS).

The future leader of the free world’s segment was on civil rights lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston, who was a key figure in the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 case of Brown v. Board of Education.

WATCH: Video from Youtube, which was published on November 16, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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