Al Jazeera America Wraps With 4-Part Obama Documentary

By Chris Ariens 

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Al Jazeera America goes off the air Tuesday, April 12. But before it does, the network, in conjunction with BBC News, is producing a documentary on the Obama White House.

The Limits of Hope: Inside Obama’s White House, a 4-part documentary airs over 4 nights from Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10.

AJAM says the series “gives viewers an authoritative, insiders’ account of Obama’s White House, with exclusive interviews that re-live key meetings and phone calls during pivotal moments.”

President Obama was interviewed for the project, as was former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, political adviser David Axelrod, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and former CIA Director Leon Panetta.

The documentary will also air on BB2 in the U.K.

Al Jazeera America launched in Aug. 2013, after it acquired Current TV, giving it distrubution in about 40 million U.S. households. But the network, which invested heavily in live news production around the U.S., struggled to gain viewership and wider distribution. The U.S. arm of the Qatar-based news network announced in January that it would be shutting down.