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MIPCOM Picks 2010: The Obama White House – Through the Lens

Documenting what may be one of the U.S.' most historic presidencies - that of Barack Obama - is the responsibility of presidential photog Pete Souza. This National Geographic Television/ProSieben copro provides a candid snapshot of Obama, as its cameras follow the president and his photographer for a six-month period.
September 29, 2010


Presidential photographers have often captured some of the most poignant moments in a presidency, gaining a front row seat to history in the process. Documenting what may be one of the U.S.’ most historic presidencies – that of Barack Obama – is the responsibility of presidential photog Pete Souza. This National Geographic Television/ProSieben copro provides a candid snapshot of Obama, as its cameras follow the president and his photographer for a six-month period. We see Obama in numerous circumstances; dealing with heads of state, former presidents and his own staff. Through it all, the innate charisma that enthralled millions in November of 2008 is still visible. This special is a rare glimpse into the White House and one of its most historic inhabitants.
Partners: A National Geographic Television production for PBS, coproduced with ProSieben; distributed by NGTI
Length: 52 minutes
Airing: November 2010

Rights available: World, excluding U.S.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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