Is Barack Obama really the first black president of the United States? In the first edition of Uniken for 2009, Helen Pringle explores the masked racial heritage of previous residents of the White House.

It's a case of "Lights, camera, action", as UNSW becomes the first university in Australia to have its own high-resolution online video channel, UNSWTV, and its own show on Foxtel. UNSWTV's Executive Producer, Emmy-award winning film-maker, Mary O'Malley opens the studio doors.

And we meet a man with a mission, an intensive care specialist who has revolutionised health care around the world. Since Professor Ken Hillman developed a unique approach to emergency medicine over a quarter of a century ago, it has saved thousands of lives.

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