National Archives Hosts Program on “The Last Days of the Obama White House”
Press Release · Thursday, January 12, 2017

Washington, DC

On Tuesday, January 17, at 7 p.m., the National Archives presents a premiere screening and discussion of the new documentary “The End: Inside The Last Days of the Obama White House.”  This event, in partnership with CNN Films,  is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.

The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House, offers an extraordinarily candid and intimate portrait of the people working closest to the Obamas.  Viewers go inside the offices, sit in meetings, and see first-person reflections for an emotional, visual diary of the ambitions, achievements, heartbreak, and history of the past eight years, told through the people who have shared the Obamas’ journey. Executive produced for CNN Films by Toby Oppenheimer, Amy Entelis, Susan Chun, and Courtney Sexton.  Following the screening, Jake Tapper,  CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent, will moderate a panel discussion. Panelists include David M. Axelrod, political analyst and Chief Strategist for Barack Obama's presidential campaigns; and Jay Carney, the 28th White House Press Secretary who served during the presidency of Barack Obama.  

Attendees should use the Special Events entrance, located on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended and can be made online.  For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. The building is fully accessible. Metro: Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station.


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