Inside Obama’s White House: 100 Days

or millions of people, the election of the first African American President, Barack Obama marked a new era of hope. The energetic young President was eager to end the war in Iraq, close Guantanamo, fight climate change, and provide healthcare for all.

What happened instead was the worst economic collapse in living memory, minimal cooperation from the Republican opposition, and the rise of a populist anti-big-government Tea Party.

This four-part series, made by Brook Lapping for BBC Two, is an authoritative account of Obama’s successes and failures as told by his inner circle, including: David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Eric Holder, John Kerry, Robert Gates, Tim Geithner and Larry Summers – and his chief adversaries.

This is the story of how Obama tried to reshape America, from inside a White House unlike any other in history

Jan. 20, 2009 “President-elect Barack Obama was about to walk out to take the oath of office. Backstage at the U.S. Capitol, he took one last look at his appearance in the mirror.” (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Jan. 20, 2009
“President-elect Barack Obama was about to walk out to take the oath of office. Backstage at the U.S. Capitol, he took one last look at his appearance in the mirror.”
(Official White House photo by Pete Souza)
This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

The Supergamers: Welcome to the world of professional video gamers

Supergamer

These young superstars have taken gaming out of teenage bedrooms and made it into a global sport. Young elite gamers now play for prize money of hundreds of thousands of dollars in football stadiums filled with fanatical audiences. This documentary opens a window on the bizarre community of e-sports that has been almost invisible to the outside world up to now. Three young British gamers at different stages of their careers all have dreams of reaching the very top. The film is presented by YouTube star and gaming addict Dan Howell, who’s watched gaming change from a hobby into a mass spectator sport watched by millions around the world. As he travels around Europe, he tries to understand the risks and sacrifices they’ve each made to reach the top of their chosen profession

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