HBO Announces New Docuseries 'Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union'

HBO Announces New Docuseries ‘Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union’

The president may no longer be in office, but he can still be seen out and about with the many projects he is currently working on. The latest one will be seen on HBO (Home Box Office) early next month.

HBO has announced that it is releasing a three-part documentary titled “OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION.” The docuseries will be making its debut on Tuesday, August 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series will then air the corresponding parts at the same time over the next 2 days, Wednesday and Thursday. It will showcase the personal and political journey of the nation’s first Black president, as the country grapples with its racial history. The series will show recorded conversations with colleagues, friends, and critics, and it will be interspersed with his own speeches and news interviews. It kicks off with President Obama’s childhood and takes us through his own journey as the son of a white mother from Kansas and an African father.

 

The three-part documentary, “Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union” will make its debut on HBO and is also available for streaming on HBO Max.

The docuseries will be shown in three parts:

Part One takes us to the former president’s upbringing as he was raised by a single mother from Kansas and white grandparents through his early educational years in Hawaii and up to his collegiate education at Columbia University and Harvard Law School. Obama also reflects on the impact of having an estranged African father while growing up bi-racial and his changing relationship with the Black community in Chicago, where he worked with Black churches as a community organizer.

Part Two shows us Obama’s presidential bid to his election to the White House in November 2008. The journey takes us to explore the obstacles and successes along the campaign trail. With the constant pressure to define his identity along racial lines, Obama delivers his “race speech” in March 2008, and a plea to look beyond America’s “racial stalemate” in order to advance prosperity and unity.

Part Three brings us to the White House years and the many hurdles facing Obama as he tried to pass legislation in a bitterly divided Congress. After ultimately succeeding in getting the Affordable Care Act passed, he still had to deal with the difficulties as the rift between the parties in Washington grew ever wider. As the nation faced more reports around the issue of police brutality towards Black people and the fervent partisan battle over gun control, critics of President Obama had accused him and his administration of not doing enough to lead a conversation about race.

“Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union” will be making its debut on Tuesday, August 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and can be viewed on HBO and is also available for streaming on HBO Max.

HBO Announces New Docuseries ‘Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union’

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