Jodi Kantor, author of the new book called ‘What You Don't Know About the Obamas’ that features the highly publicized bio of President Obama and the first lady, reveals personal and political details, and shares how the first couple’s partnership affects all Americans."
Belva Davis' broadcasting career began on radio and continued on television, where she was the first female African American reporter on the West Coast. She has received countless awards for her contributions to the field of journalism, and is known for her work as a labor activist, vice president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and as the author of "Never in My Wildest Dreams."
Jodi Kantor began her journalism career by dropping out of Harvard Law School to join Slate.com in 1998. Four years later she became the Arts & Leisure editor of the New York Times, the youngest person in memory to edit a section of the newspaper. She has been covering the Obamas since 2007, writing about their faith, friends,marriage, roots, and family, among other topics. Jodi is a recipient of a Columbia Young Alumni Achievement Award, was named to Crain’s “Forty Under Forty” list of New Yorkers, and appears regularly on television. Though she is a Washington correspondent for the Times, she lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Jodi Kantor, Arts and Leisure Editor at The New York Times, discusses her recent book The Obamas. With falling approval ratings after the passage of President Obama's health care legislation, Kantor shares the Administration's strategy to leverage Michelle Obama's high popularity.