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 BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models 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 McConnellSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses McConnell: Power-sharing deal can proceed after Manchin, Sinema back filibuster Budowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit 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.