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HBO to Debut ‘Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union’ Documentary in August

HBO has set an Aug. 3 premiere date for its documentary series Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, the network said Wednesday.

The series, directed by Peter Kunhardt, follows the historic Obama presidency  and reflects on the country’s past and present national identity, the network said. 

The series features interviews from such political and celebrity personalities as Jelani Cobb; John Lewis; David Axelrod; Rev. Alvin Love; Michael Eric Dyson; Laura Washington; Rev. Jeremiah Wright; Rev. Al Sharpton; Cornel West; Jesse Jackson; Ta-Nehisi Coates; Sherrilyn Ifill; Valerie Jarrett; Henry Louis Gates Jr., and  Keegan-Michael Key. 

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.