Deval Patrick: "A Reason to Believe"

Deval Patrick: "A Reason to Believe"

Deval Patrick, the first African-American governor of Massachusetts, talks with Diane about his unlikely path to politics, and what he calls his campaign against cynicism.

Deval Patrick is the first to admit his rise to power was improbable. Massachusett’s first African-American governor escaped a difficult childhood on the south side of Chicago to an elite boarding school in New England. After Harvard law school, he traveled from relief work in Africa to the boardrooms of America’s largest companies. Despite a lifetime of success, Deval Patrick has struggled with political missteps, his wife’s public battle with depression, and a tough re-election campaign. Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick talks with Diane on his unlikely path to politics and a friendship with Barack Obama.

Guests

Deval Patrick

governor of Massachusetts

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