Obama: Eight Years Of Power

September 2017
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Season 1 Episode 3 - Don't Screw It Up

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Barack Obama set out to end George Bush's wars in the Middle East and reset relations with the rest of the world. In Syria, when shocking evidence shows the use of chemical weapons, Obama decides to bomb. This episode also explores how Obama scored a big win when he negotiated a secret deal to end the nuclear threat from Iran, behind the backs of his closest allies. Secretary of State John Kerry tells how he worked through the night (with President Obama on the phone) to secure the outlines of ...
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Season 1 Episode 4 - The Arc Of History

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Part four tells how Obama got re-elected for a second term and tried to tackle America's most intractable social problems: guns, immigration and race.
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Season 1 Episode 1 - 100 Days

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Barack Obama came to office arousing more enthusiasm world-wide than any previous American president. He promised to close Guantanamo. Why is it still open? He ordered the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. What risks made him pause? In his speeches he promised to restore America’s moral standing in the world. Why did he then authorise more extrajudicial executions by drone than George W. Bush? He succeeded in passing a national health care law. Why did the opponents of this reform bring the US...
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Season 1 Episode 2 - Obamacare

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With exclusive interviews from President Obama and his White House team, this episode tells the story of Obama's greatest legacy: healthcare. When Obama announced his proposals for affordable, accessible healthcare for every American, he sparked a bitter conflict.
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S1 Ep2

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Obama set out to end George Bush's wars in the Middle East and reset relations with the rest of the world. Obama has kept his promise to keep the US army out of the Middle East but the region remained unstable and ISIS gained a foothold in Syria and Iraq. But Obama scored one big win: he negotiated a secret deal to end the nuclear threat from Iran - behind the backs of his closest allies. In his second term, Obama tried to tackle America's most intractable social problems - guns, immigration an...
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S1 Ep1

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When Barack Obama was elected, the world cheered. His promises seemed to mark a new era of civility and hope. What happened instead was the worst economic collapse in living memory, a Republican opposition that refused any cooperation, and the rise of a populist anti-government Tea Party. A month after his historic election victory, Obama puts all his plans for change on hold to pass the largest stimulus in history. He promises to close Guantanamo in a year, but 7 years later, it's still open. ...
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