PBS Frontline Documentary OBAMA'S DEAL Premiers Tonight04/13/10 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Radioactiviity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up a look at the deal making and industry pressure that led to the version of health care reform recently passed by Congress. But first some listener comments about last Thursday's program on the increasingly strident tone of political dialogue in the US.
Barack Obama promised change. Then he took on one of Washington's toughest issues: health care. During his first year in office, he found himself making one deal after another with Capitol Hill's powerful insiders--lobbyists and influential members of Congress. He angered his political base, watched his popularity sink, and nearly failed to pass the bill. In â€œObama's Deal,â€ FRONTLINE follows the story of the president's victory and offers the first in-depth look at how the Obama administration operates.
Weâ€™re joined now by Michael Kirk, the producer of Obamaâ€™s Deal- which looks at how money influenced the direction of health care reform.