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[10/24/12 - 01:05 PM]
Former White House Staffers Reveal a Rare Behind the Scenes View of Presidential Transitions in "Flipping the White House"
The one-hour special premieres this Sunday, October 28 at 10:00/9:00c on Discovery.

[via press release from Discovery]

FORMER WHITE HOUSE STAFFERS REVEAL A RARE BEHIND THE SCENES VIEW OF PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITIONS IN "FLIPPING THE WHITE HOUSE"

-- One Hour Discovery Channel Special Premieres Sunday, October 28th at 10PM ET/PT --

When a U.S. President is sworn into office at high noon on inauguration day, the cool facade of the White House conceals a complex mission happening at warp speed. A hand-picked and highly trained team is tasked with transitioning the old administration out as the new administration moves in - all in less than six hours. The outgoing president exits the home on inauguration day, and the incoming president enters the home complete with pictures on the walls, books on the shelves, and socks in the drawers just a few hours later. Discovery Channel takes viewers behind the scenes of past "flips" in FLIPPING THE WHITE HOUSE, premiering Sunday, October 28th at 10PM ET/PT.

This new one-hour special features interviews with former key White House staffers, including former President Regan Chief-of-Staff James Baker, former President George W. Bush Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief-of-Staff Karl Rove, former President Clinton Chief-of-Staff Mack McLarty, former President George W. Bush advisor Karen Hughes, former Vice President Dan Quayle, former President Obama social secretary Desiree Rogers and White House Chief Usher from 1986-2007, Gary J. Walters. These White House insiders share valuable insight about the flips which oftentimes happen under very tense circumstances, including President Carter's transition which was scheduled in the midst of the Iranian hostage negotiations. They also share little known moments, such as President Clinton's late arrival to his own scheduled exit - sending White House Chief Usher Gary J. Walters into a panic.

A typical move from one home to another could involve weeks of pre-packing, which is not an option when 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is your address. Every trace of the previous presidency must be erased as the new family moves in. The team must move quickly to remove all remnants of the previous administration from the West Wing offices plus 3,100 square feet of living quarters. In the West Wing, it's as if every member of a Fortune 500 company vanishes as a new company hurries in with the security of the free world riding on their shoulders. One item out of place during a flip could mean a significant delay on urgent presidential actions.

For the United States, a successful "flip" of the White House represents more than just a move. This changeover represents the peaceful transition of power for the leader of the free world, which has been accomplished 43 times in our nation's history. It's a race against time before the new President of the United States and family cross the threshold to begin a new page in history.

FLIPPING THE WHITE HOUSE is produced for Discovery Channel by New Animal Productions. For New Animal, Executive Producers are Nicole Rittenmeyer and Seth Skundrick. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producer is Brooke Runnette with Kristin Wilcox.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.





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