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Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105
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Richard Wolffe: "Behind Closed Doors: Inside the Obama White House"
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4.6 average rating
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22 events
15 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 07 2010

First time at the Commonwealth Club. It was an informal format with insight and humor. Not sure I'd become a member, but worth a visit.

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Dusa Althea Rammessirsingh
19 events
12 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 07 2010

It was great, it was inspiring, Wolffe has heart & knowledge a great combination. Lots of new & good insights about this administration. I would definitely go again.

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6 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 07 2010

Excellent event. Provocative, informative, lively evening with intelligent and charming host and guest.

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Quotes & Highlights

Read Wolffe’s latest thoughts on the political landscape at his website.


_Behind Closed Doors: Inside the Obama White House _

Richard Wolffe, Political Commentator; Author, Renegade and _Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the White House _

Phil Bronstein, Editor at Large, Hearst Newspapers – Moderator

Wolffe, award-winning journalist, NBC and MSNBC political analyst, and author of the New York Times best-selling political epic,_ Renegade: The Making of a President_, will tell the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House, based on exclusive interviews with President Obama and his White House staff. As Newsweek’s former senior White House correspondent, Wolffe covered the entire length of Obama’s presidential campaign and has had unprecedented access to Obama – allowing us to see and hear President Obama with an immediacy and honesty never before witnessed. Come and listen to Wolffe as he answers the simple yet enduring question: Who is Barack Obama?

About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.

Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.