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The Inside Story of Obama's Presidency and America's Deepening Polarization

Consider the tenure and legacy of President Barack Obama from the perspective of history in this in-depth series that recalls his campaign promise to transform politics and unite America, the ways in which that promise quickly collided with political reality and racially-charged resistance, and the intensifying partisan gridlock, populist anger, and racial tensions that fueled the rise of Donald Trump to the White House. This fascinating documentary goes beyond Obama's particular successes and mistakes to tell a larger story of America itself in the 21st century, combining archival television footage with revealing interviews of White House officials, Cabinet members, and political leaders from both parties, including Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Palin, and many others. Highlighted are issues ranging from the impact of the birther movement, the emergence of the Tea Party, and the 2008 bailout of the banks to the 2010 midterm election, Congressional fights over the debt level and health care, and conflicts within the Republican Party. Grades 7 and up. English SDH subtitles. Color and black-and-white. Total time: 240 minutes. WGBH. ©2017.

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PBS561DV-WBSSS 9781531700294 2 DVDs (widescreen) $29.99

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