Monday, August 25, 2008
Maya is the half-sister of Senator Barack Obama. She is telling the viewers about their family. Talking about their mom, "parents are our first and best teachers, encouraged us to explore and ask questions, she brought us to telescopes and microscopes and that there was a vast world beyond our reach."
"Barack open my mind and spirit to a broader world. He introduced me to people of many backgrounds. He taught me to stand up for what we believe. In these challenging times we need those skills."
Ms. Soetoro-Ng is a school teacher. She has taught in New York and Hawaii.
Her job tonight is to add texture to the Obama story.