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CNN preps “Last Days of the Obama White House”

American cable net CNN will mark the presidential transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump with the premiere of The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama ...
January 6, 2017

American cable net CNN will mark the presidential transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump with the premiere of The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House.

Produced by CNN Films, the two-hour doc is set to provide viewers with rare and exclusive access to key White House figures for an candid look into the final days of the Obama administration.

The film will revisit some of the historic moments of Obama’s term through the lens of those working closest to the 44th U.S. president, including the 2008 election; the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting; the racially motivated shootings in Charleston, South Carolina; passing the Affordable Care Act; pivotal Supreme Court decisions; and preparations for his farewell address.

Featured in the film are Cody Keenan, director of speech writing for the White House; Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor; Angella Reid, chief usher of the White House; Tina Tchen, assistant to the President and chief of staff for First Lady Michelle Obama; Josh Earnest, White House press secretary; and Jen Psaki, White House communications director.

Toby OppenheimerAmy Entelis, Susan Chun and Courtney Sexton serve as executive producers on the film.

The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House premieres Jan 18. At 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN and simulcast on CNN International.  It will also stream live for subscribers via CNNgo on Jan. 18.

“Our ambition with this film is to capture a historical portrait, of this historical presidency, in its twilight days,” said Amy Entelis, EVP of talent and content development, said in a statement.  “Our film reveals the deeply personal reflections of the people who joined the Obamas in their work over the years.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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