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.