Documentary Premiere: Race for the White House “Obama v. McCain”
- Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Location: William G. McGowan Theater
Race for the White House is a six-part CNN Original Series narrated by Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali. Using rare archival footage, interviews, and stylized dramatizations, each episode of the docuseries tells the story of one iconic campaign for the Presidency of the United States.
Join us for the premiere of the episode “Obama v. McCain” focusing on the 2008 race which sees freshman Senator Barack Obama go up against “maverick” Republican Senator John McCain.
Following the screening, a distinguished panel moderated by CNN anchor Brianna Keilar will discuss the episode. Panelists include: David Axelrod, former chief strategist and senior advisor to President Barack Obama; Charles R. Black, former chief strategist for Senator John McCain in the 2008 Presidential election; and Barbara A. Perry, Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.
Presented in partnership with CNN Original Series
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