Race for the White House Is On

February 07, 2020

So...you want to be the leader of the free world? Race for the White House, a CNN Original series, returns Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. E/P.

This season's episodes are: 1912 Wilson vs. Roosevelt vs. Taft; 1952 Eisenhower vs. Stevenson; 1964 Johnson vs. Goldwater; 1976 Carter vs. Ford; 1980 Reagan vs. Carter; 2008 Obama vs. McCain. The Feb. 16 premiere tracks the history-making 2008 race between freshman senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain.

Saloon Media is proud to have produced the stylized dramatizations, overseen by Saloon Producer Tara Elwood. 

The series is 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. From powerful speeches to dirty tricks and Machiavellian schemes, Race for the White House captures the tension and drama of high-stakes presidential elections and reflects on their impact.

Executive producers for Race for the White House are Louise Norman and Melanie Archer for Raw, Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox for CNN Original Series and Dana Brunetti.

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