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The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside The Oval Office

Pete Souza takes a photo of President Obama boarding Air Force One.
Courtesy of Erin Harvey ©NGT
Pete Souza takes a photo of President Obama boarding Air Force One.

Airs Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Pete Souza is never far behind President Obama. In fact, sometimes he’s ahead of him. As the president’s chief White House photographer, Souza is the president’s shadow.

Now, National Geographic and PBS follow Souza inside the Obama White House — aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union and into the heart of the West Wing.

It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world, for history.

Preview: The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside The Oval Office