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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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