This World - Obama: What Happened to Hope?

Confirmed for BBC Two on 4 November at 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Sunday 4 November



With not long to go until the US presidential election, Andrew Marr looks back at Barack Obama’s first term in office.

When Obama stood before a crowd of nearly two million people, preparing to take the oath of office, it was a moment that many never believed they would see: the inauguration of a black American president.

Now, through informal and candid interviews with some of Obama’s own White House staff and those who have worked closely with him, Andrew Marr assesses how far this presidency has lived up to the huge expectations.

This World - Obama: What Happened to Hope? includes interviews with Austan Goolsbee, the economics professor who advised Obama through the worst economic crisis since the great depression, and Former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs PJ Crowley who recount the stories behind the moments that have defined a tumultuous presidency.