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FRONTLINE

The FRONTLINE Interview: Tom Topolinski

  • Aired: 10/09/2008
  • 51:06
  • Rating: NR
Obama's childhood friend Tom Topolinski talks about their time together in high school in Hawaii, how their group of friends came to be called the "Choom Gang," and Obama's basketball skills.
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Obama's childhood friend talks high school, the "Choom Gang" and playing hoops.
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