Al Jazeera America schedules final documentary

U.S. cable net Al Jazeera America will air its final documentary project, the four-part series The Limits of Hope: Inside Obama's White House, across four nights next month.
March 21, 2016

Al Jazeera America will air its final documentary project over four nights next month.

The doc series The Limits of Hope: Inside Obama’s White House is billed as an “insider’s account” of President Barack Obama’s tenure at the White House, and includes exclusive interviews about pivotal moments in the presidency.

Key figures interviewed in the series include President Obama, political adviser David Axelrod, representative Nancy Pelosi, former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, former CIA Director Leon Panetta and economic adviser Christina Romer, among others. No pundits or media were interviewed for the doc series, which is narrated by former White House correspondent and CNN Washington Bureau Chief Frank Sesno.

The four episodes cover the economic crisis of 2008 and President Obama’s first 100 days in office, as well as the problems around healthcare, the rise of the Tea Party movement, the volatile situation in the Middle East and, on the domestic tip, issues around race, gun control and immigration.

The Limits of Hope is co-produced by Al Jazeera America with Brook Lapping and the BBC. The series 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 doc series is the last of its kind for Al Jazeera America, which is to shut down on April 12. The company revealed it would be ceasing operations in January.

The Limits of Hope will air nightly from April 7 to 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

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