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California's Gold with Huell Howser

Barack Obama's California College Days

Episode 10016

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Obama described Occidental as "a wonderful, small liberal arts college. The professors were diverse and inspiring. I ended up making some lifelong friendships there, and those first two years really helped me grow up." Who knew that the next president of the United States had such a formative connection to California? Join Huell as he gets the Presidential tour of Occidental College in Eagle Rock, where Barack Obama spent his Freshman and Sophomore years. He'll visit his dorm room, talk to some of his old professors, and learn how his two years there helped to shape him.

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