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An Evening With Valerie Jarrett provides a unique inside look at civic leader and businesswoman Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. Taped at the historic Art Institute of Chicago and hosted by veteran NPR journalist Michele Norris, An Evening With Valerie Jarrett explores Jarrett's fascinatingly rich life and career, as well as the legacy of her storied family. A lawyer, Jarrett gave up her career in private practice to join the historic administration of Chicago's first African American Mayor, Harold Washington. Her career would take her to private real estate development, and eventually, advising the historic campaign and administration of the fifth African American United States Senator, and the first African American President of the United States - President Barack Obama. An Evening With Valerie Jarrett will keep viewers wanting more.