'The 44th President: In His Own Words': When and where to watch the Obama history special

Source: AP
Source: AP

Just days before President Barack Obama finishes his second term, the History Channel will premiere The 44th President: In His Own Words. The two-hour special presents Obama's recollection of his White House service. It touches on his triumphs, as well as his failures. Specifically, Obama mentions his challenges with Congress, dealing with race relations issues and even shares how he believes the Trump presidency will shape his legacy. 

President Barack Obama and his family en route to Chicago on Jan. 10, 2017.
Source: 
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

If you've been wondering about some of Obama's most candid thoughts, this one-on-one TV interview promises a comprehensive look into his mind. The 44th President also has interviews with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner, Attorney General Eric Holder, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and other notable members of Obama's staff, as well as Congress and the press. 

When and where to watch

The 44th President: In His Own Words will premiere on the History Channel on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. Eastern. According to TV Guide, the special will also air at 1:07 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 and 8:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. Here is the official promo for the special: 

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Christine Stoddard

Christine Stoddard is a freelance writer whose stories have appeared in Marie Claire, Bustle, Teen Vogue, Ravishly, and beyond. In addition to authoring books for Dancing Girl Press and The History Press, she edits Quail Bell Magazine and hosts "The Badass Lady-Folk of Brooklyn" for Radio Free Brooklyn. Learn more at WordsmithChristine.com.

MORE FROM

Alexis Bledel confirmed to have bigger role in 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 2

Fans will definitely learn more about Ofglen's fate next season.

It's a Harry Potter Weekend on Freeform

We could all use the occasional return to Hogwarts.

'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later' trailer teases a '90s love fest — without Bradley Cooper

It's 1991, and the Camp Firewood gang is back on Netflix for more absurd antics.

These are the most scathing and hilarious reviews for 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

'Transformers: The Last Knight' might be the worst 'Transformers' movie of them all.

Alexis Bledel confirmed to have bigger role in 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 2

Fans will definitely learn more about Ofglen's fate next season.

It's a Harry Potter Weekend on Freeform

We could all use the occasional return to Hogwarts.

'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later' trailer teases a '90s love fest — without Bradley Cooper

It's 1991, and the Camp Firewood gang is back on Netflix for more absurd antics.

These are the most scathing and hilarious reviews for 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

'Transformers: The Last Knight' might be the worst 'Transformers' movie of them all.