The Emotions of a New Era
DVD capturing crowd reactions and emotions during the inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, in Washington, D. C.
Reexperience the inauguration of President Barack Obama through this one-of-a-kind DVD. Created by award-winning journalists Paul Grondahl and Steve Jacobs, "The Emotions of a New Era" captures—without press passes or special access—the feelings of America and the world on that cold January day. With hundreds of evocative black-and-white photographs and frank, crowd-level interviews, "The Emotions of a New Era" is a shoulder-to-shoulder testament to hope and a vital and enduring record of a landmark moment in American history.
Paul Grondahl and Steve Jacobs have been journalism colleagues at the Albany Times Union for the past two decades and have collaborated on projects as diverse as solitary confinement in New York's prisons, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Hurricane Katrina. They have been honored with numerous journalism prizes, including the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, the Associated Press Award, and the New York Newspapers Association Award. Grondahl is the author of several books, including Mayor Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma, also available from SUNY Press. Jacobs's recent assignments have taken him to Northern Ireland, Somalia, and Japan.