or


[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.





  [october 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[06/29/16 - 12:28 PM]
Golf Channel Posts Most-Watched Second Quarter Ever
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/29/16 - 12:06 PM]
AMC Renews "Preacher" for an Expanded Second Season
The Sony Pictures Television-AMC Studios co-production is the #2 new series on cable this year among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

[06/29/16 - 11:40 AM]
LMN Debuts Drama Series "Blue: A Secret Life," Starring Julia Stiles on July 8
The project was originally commissioned in the US as "Blue," a three-season, short-form series for online channel WIGS.

[06/29/16 - 11:02 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Tallulah" - Trailer & Key Art Debut
Ellen Page and Allison Janney co-star in the project, which will debut on July 29.

[06/29/16 - 10:01 AM]
Sara Bareilles, DNCE and Pitbull Join All-Star Lineup of Performers for NBC's Annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular"
Returning to emcee the broadcast are "Today" show co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall.

[06/29/16 - 10:01 AM]
HBO and Cinemax Bring Four Series to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016
The HBO series "Game of Thrones," "Silicon Valley" and "Vice Principals" and the Cinemax series "Outcast" are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions.

[06/29/16 - 09:29 AM]
The Second Season of Pop's "Sing It On" Premieres on Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT
The eight-episode docu-series showcases the real-life stories of four wickedly talented and highly charismatic collegiate a cappella teams.

[06/29/16 - 09:02 AM]
Ovation TV Sets Revolutionary Programming Stunt for Bastille Day, July 14
"Pardon Our French!," Ovation's day-long programming event, will feature French-themed films, documentaries and exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes footage from "Versailles."

[06/29/16 - 09:02 AM]
"Squidbillies" Season 10 Premieres Sunday, July 10 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim
This season features all-new covers of the theme song each week from a variety of musical artists including Father John Misty, Kurt Vile, The B-52s, Sharon Van Etten, Jimmy Cliff and Rebecca Schiffman.

[06/29/16 - 08:51 AM]
Stewart Copeland of The Police Rocks Out in Travel Channel's "Island Fever"
In the hour-long special, Copeland dives headfirst into the Java Sea to surf Bali's famous waves, drinks local moonshine in the rice fields and jams with a Balinese gamelan drumming group.

[06/29/16 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Once Again Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the night in adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[06/29/16 - 08:03 AM]
Dave Navarro to Be First Male Honoree at Investigation Discovery's Annual "Inspire a Difference" Event in October
Navarro will join such former honorees as Marcia Gay Harden, Rosario Dawson, Angie Harmon and Kristin Chenoweth.

[06/29/16 - 08:00 AM]
E!'s Hit Series "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry" Returns Wednesday, August 17 at 8PM ET/PT for a Powerful New Season
Kris Jenner, Moby, Tori Spelling, Roselyn Sanchez, Kevin McHale, Carole Radziwill, Austin Mahone, Jewel and Lil John are among those featured this season.

[06/28/16 - 03:42 PM]
OWN Delivers 2Q 2016 Primetime Growth and Most-Watched Week in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/16 - 02:37 PM]
Sarah Gadon to Star in Netflix and CBC Miniseries "Alias Grace"
The six-hour miniseries, inspired by the historical true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks, is written and produced by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron.