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Anderson Cooper talks with openly gay, Hispanic Poet Richard Blanco about inaugural poem

Richard Blanco is the first Latino and gay man to deliver the inaugural poem. Anderson Cooper asked him about the honor.

Poet Richard Blanco reflects on being the first openly gay, Hispanic poet to deliver the Inaugural poem for President Obama. Blanco details his inspiration, experience in front of a mass gathering of people, preparation in front of a snowman built by his nephews, and reaction to the President’s speech that included rights for gay men and women.