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The 20 most influential moments of the last 20 years

20 Most Influential Moments: OBAMA

As we near the end of 2020, we’ve been asking Newstalk listeners what the 20 Most Influential Moments of The Last 20 Years are…
We had Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the Queen in Croke Park, a smoking ban, a whole new way of consuming TV and music - and a pandemic…
Over the next few weeks, we’re focusing on one of the Top 20 each day – and today we look back on the election of Barack Obama as US President in 2008.

He was a transformative figure, but was he a transformative politician?  Larry Donnelly, Law Lecturer at NUI Galway reflects on Obama's legacy.
Veteran reporter Charlie Bird tells Pat Kenny about his memories from covering Obama's 2009 inauguration.
Clare McKenna hears from Donegal based Angela O'Shaughnessy who was in the US at the time of the historic election and Henry Healy, who put Moneygall on the map after discovering he was a distant cousin of Obama.
Sean Moncrieff goes behind the scenes of the Obama White House with Stenographer, Beck Dorey-Stein
And Kieran Cuddihy explores the impact his presidency had with Suffolk County District Attorney, Rachael Rollins; Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle and Founder of IrishCentral.com Niall O’Dowd

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The 20 most influential moments of the last 20 years
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