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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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