The Historic Visits of President Barack Obama

Leibo Obama 2012Sage's Dr. Steven Leibo with News10 ABC anchor Lydia Kulbida during President Barack Obama's historic Capital Region visit May 8, 2012

Dr. Steven Leibo Provides Live Televised Commentary For President Obama's 3rd Capital Region Visit

Dr. Steven Leibo, professor of modern international history and politics at The Sage Colleges, was invited to provide live in-depth coverage of President Barack Obama's 3rd visit to the Capital Region in as many years on May 8, 2012. 

Leibo appeared live with News10 ABC (WTEN) anchor Lydia Kuldbida during the President's visit to the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.  Following the President's live televised speech, Leibo provided viewers with expert analysis of the issues and related implications both locally and globally. 

A former Fulbright scholar, Leibo is a frequent international political analyst for local television, radio and print and has served as an international affairs commentator for WAMC North Eastern Public Radio since 1997. He grew up in California’s Silicon Valley and attended the same high school as Steven Jobs and Steven Wozniack. 

An expert on climate change and personally trained by Al Gore to present climate-themed presentations, Leibo has a broad range of expertise and teaches classes on climate change, globalization, modern China, North Korea, Iran, and more.  He has traveled extensively throughout the world.  

Leibo has provided perspective, analysis and commentary for each of the three recent presidential visits to this area.  

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Dr. Leibo provides in-depth analysis of President Obama's televised address. 


Sage's Dr. Leibo Appears Live on TV During President Obama's Visit Jan. 21, 2011

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Russell Sage College professor provides on-air commentary during President Obama's second historic visit to the Capital Region in less than two years 

Dr. Steven Leibo, professor of modern international history and politics, provided commentary on President Obama’s visit to the Capital Region on Friday, January 21, 2011 between 12 – 2 p.m. on News 10 WTEN.

Leibo at WTEN Obama commentarySage professor Dr. Steven Leibo and WTEN news anchor Lydia Kulbida

Sage students and staff were invited to view coverage of the presidential visit live on the digital screens:

  • Troy: McKinstry Dining Hall and Buchman Pavilion
  • Albany: Hazel’s Café (the screen in Kahl Campus Center is temporarily unavailable due to construction of the new dining area)

News 10 WTEN provided live, continuous coverage of this historic presidential visit beginning with the landing of Air Force One at Albany International Airport beginning at noon. President Obama was scheduled to deliver a televised address from GE in Schenectady at about 1:00 p.m. Leibo and WTEN news anchor Lydia Kulbida provided commentary, analysis and perspective live from the studio.

Leibo at WTEN Obama commentary 

This was President Obama's second visit to the Capital Region in less than two years, and Leibo’s second time providing commentary. A former Fulbright scholar, Leibo is a frequent international political analyst for local television, radio and print and has served as an international affairs commentator for WAMC North Eastern Public Radio since 1997.

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The Historic Visit of President Barack Obama with Live Commentary by Sage's Dr. Steven Leibo on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009

Professor Steven Leibo, Ph.D., provided live commentary for FOX23 WXXA-TV during the historic visit of President Barack Obama to the Capital Region.   The Sage Colleges carried a live feed of the President's visit on The Sage Channel (TSC) located in student centers throughout both the Albany and Troy campuses.

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Professor Leibo Provides Commentary on Obama's Historic Visit with FOX23 News anchor Mark Baker