60 Minutes traveled with Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., to George Mason University outside of Washington D.C. in early February 2007, where he addressed a crowd of students. Before the speech, the senator and producer Tom Anderson share a laugh.
The senator gets "mic'ed" - wired with a microphone - which records his conversation with 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft.
Inside the university, cameraman Paul Dougherty shoots the speech.
In Chicago, Obama and 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft conduct what in the TV business is called a "walk and talk" interview.
Associate producer Kay Lim, left, and producer Frank Devine wait outside Sen. Obama's house in Chicago in a pre-rigged SUV for the driving shoot. The temperature was well below freezing that day.
From left, Kroft, Obama and Devine in a moment of contemplation.
Michelle Obama and Kroft, seated, get to know each other and chat before the interview in the Obamas living room in Chicago.
While the camera crews get ready to roll, Sen. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle sit with Kroft as he reviews his questions.
This is the kind of shot you don't see on TV: 60 Minutes producer Frank Devine and associate producer Kay Lim, left, sit behind the scenes to listen to the interview.
The senator makes tuna fish for lunch with 8-year-old Malia, left, and 5-year-old Sasha, while he chats with Kroft.
It's a crowded kitchen as the 60 Minutes team interviews Obama and his family while they prepare lunch.
Interviews take a lot of preparation - and not just on the editorial end. Here, cameraman Keith Walker installs what is called a "lipstick cam" in an SUV that will allow Kroft to interview Obama while on the road.
Shooting interviews in multiple locations is common when producing a 60 Minutes story. After speaking with the senator at George Mason University and at his home in Chicago, the 60 Minutes team traveled to Washington D.C. to interview him in his Senate office. Standing from left are cameraman Phil Geyelin, associate producer Kay Lim, producer Tom Anderson, and sound technician Tom Craca.
Ever wonder what a senator's office looks like? This is it!
Before the interview, associate producer Jenny Dubin had a chance to "snoop" around a bit, checking out what's on the walls of Obama's office. This painting is a creation by none other than Sen. Ted Kennedy.
A photo of Muhammad Ali, along with a pair of gloves, signed by the boxing legend himself.
Interview time. Sen. Obama and Kroft chat, under bright lights, in his Senate office.
On Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, Steve Kroft conducted the final interview with the senator at the Springfield Old State Capitol. On the following day, Obama would announce his candidacy for president. Following the interview, the 60 Minutes team rushed back to New York City to begin working on the segment.
Once the tapes are back at 60 Minutes, the editors get to work reviewing the material and editing together the stories. Here, editor Bob Reingold is screening an interview.
Editor Matt Richman is building a sequence in his edit room that will become part of the final product.