Saturday, May 30, 2009
inside the obama white house: brian williams reports
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2 & 3 at 9 - 10 PM ET, Williams to take viewers Behind-the-Scenes for an Insider's Look at a Day in the Life in the Obama White House
Broadcast to include a One-on-One Interview with Williams of Obama on the Eve of the President's Trip to the Middle East and Europe
New York, N.Y., May 26, 2009 - On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2 & 3, 9-10 PM ET, NBC News Anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams will take viewers "Inside the Obama White House," for an exclusive, wide-ranging look at what happens throughout the White House and the West Wing during a day in the life of the Obama administration. There will be more than a dozen crews and cameras strategically placed throughout the White House, capturing nearly ever aspect of the day. This unique documentation will consist of behind-the-scenes footage, as well as interviews with key administration players and those who make the West Wing work.
For more than forty years, NBC News has made it a tradition to offer viewers a unique vantage point into a new president's White House with a day-in-the-life program. This seventh installment will be taped on Friday, May 29. On Tuesday, the eve of President Obama's trip to the Middle East and Europe, Williams will tape a one-on-one interview with the President that will air as part of the broadcast. "Inside the Obama White House" will be shot and broadcast in high definition
"This is one of the greatest traditions in all of broadcast television," said Williams. "We will show aspects of life in the White House -- the Obama White House -- that no one on the outside has ever seen before."
"It is an honor for our news division each and every time we produce a broadcast of this caliber," said Steve Capus, President, NBC News. "These richly detailed portrayals of the West Wing at work are only possible because seven presidents have placed their faith in the men and women of NBC News to document these important moments in time."
Information about the special, video blogs, extended interviews, and Web exclusive videos will be available on http://WhiteHouse.msnbc.com. Msnbc.com will also have special slideshows and an interactive of the White House that allows users to take a closer look at the complex and explore some of the historic rooms.
Mark Lukasiewicz is a vice president of NBC News and executive producer of "Inside the Obama White House." Subrata De is senior producer of "Inside the Obama White House." Steve Capus is the president of NBC News.