MSNBC to debut docuseries 'Obama'

MSNBC to debut docuseries 'Obama'
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MSNBC is set to air “Obama,” a four-part docuseries chronicling the 44th president’s time in office, this week.

The series, which will air Friday and Saturday evening, will follow Obama’s presidency from his candidacy to the organized opposition of the Tea Party movement and the domestic international crises of the era.

The series will feature interviews with journalists who covered the Obama White House, members of his political inner circle and congressional leaders, according to MSNBC.


Episode 1 of the series is set to premiere Friday at 8 p.m., with the remaining episodes following Saturday night at the same time.

The series follows Obama’s press tour for his memoir, “A Promised Land,” which was released last week and is on track to become the best-selling presidential memoir of all time. Ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Overnight Defense: Military sexual assault reform bill has votes to pass in Senate l First active duty service member arrested over Jan. 6 riot l Israeli troops attack Gaza Strip Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart MORE, Obama has also offered public advice to his former vice president.

“I think that there is a way to reach out and not be a sap. There is a way of consistently offering the possibility of cooperation. But recognizing that if [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Biden, Senate GOP take step toward infrastructure deal as other plans hit speed bumps Senate GOP to give Biden infrastructure counteroffer next week Masks shed at White House; McConnell: 'Free at last' MORE [R-Ky.] or others are refusing to cooperate, at some point, you've got to take it to the court of public opinion,” Obama said in an interview last week.