From Thursday, April 7th at 10pm ET through April 10th, Al Jazeera America will present an original new documentary series, “The Limits of Hope: Inside Obama’s White House,” which will give viewers an authoritative, insiders’ account of Obama’s White House, with exclusive interviews that re-live key meetings and phone calls during pivotal moments for the U.S.
Co-produced by Al Jazeera America with Brook Lapping and the BBC, the 4-part series is overseen by acclaimed veteran producer Norma Percy.
In the four episodes, the documentary will cover the economic crisis of 2008 and Obama’s first 100 days in office; the healthcare battle and the rise of the Tea Party movement; the crisis in the Middle East; and finally, the contentious domestic issues Obama faced during his Presidency – race, gun control and immigration. In-depth interviews reveal what happened inside the room where the President wrestled with momentous decisions like how to repair the world economy, which side to back as the Arab spring erupted, and how to achieve ground-breaking healthcare reform despite opposition from Republicans.
Interviewees include in the series include of course President Obama, as well as key players in his administration including former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, political advisor David Axelrod, senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, Representative Nancy Pelosi, former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, former attorney general Eric Holder, former CIA Director Leon Panetta, economic advisor Christina Romer and many more.
“We’re proud to present this in-depth account of the Obama White House, featuring an exclusive interview with the President himself,” said Kathy Slobogin, Executive Producer, Al Jazeera America. “The talented production team at Brook Lapping interviewed only top insiders inside the Obama White House – no pundits or media – to give a powerful perspective on the challenges and successes of the administration.”
“The Limits of Hope” was directed by Paul Mitchell, Sarah Wallis, Delphine Jaudeau, and Mick Gold. Norma Percy is the series producer and Brian Lapping and Paul Mitchell are executive producers. The docu-series is narrated by former White House correspondent and CNN Washington Bureau Chief Frank Sesno.