Obama Meets O'Reilly

 - Sep 6, 2008   Updated: Jun 14 2011
References: jossip
It's no secret that Bill O'Reilly's "No Spin Zone" on The O'Reilly Factor isn't exactly the first place a Democratic nominee would want to appear, but Barack Obama did just that last week in the first segment of a four-part interview. It's the first time Obama has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor.

So how did the Obama-O'Reilly interview go? Watch Part One below to see for yourself.

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