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.

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