Greenlit: Travel Like…, Travel Channel
Travel Like a President (1 x 60′) – NBC News Correspondent Peter Alexander hosts this new series of specials.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel like POTUS? Or an icon? Or a movie star? This program ransports viewers to Air Force One and beyond, showcasing the behind the scenes efforts needed for the commander-in-chief’s demanding travel schedule – from the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, where every president has stayed since Herbert Hoover, to President Barack Obama’s homecoming in Hawaii.
We hear directly from previous administration insiders for former Presidents George W. H. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and President Obama, including Andy Card (Chief of Staff 2001 – 2006), Mike McCurry (White House Press Secretary 1995-1998), Eric Lesser (Asst. of David Axelrod 2009 – 2011), Gregg Pitts (Director of White House Travel 2005 – 2009) and Dan Bongino (Secret Service 1999 – 2011), about the special reveals, precautions and countless details that must be painstakingly planned prior to each trip. On a typical presidential trip, as many as 200 hotel rooms must be booked, along with two jumbo 747s, two passenger jets, five helicopters, 35 motorcade vehicles and charter flights for the press. Hundreds of people are involved with the preparation and logistics of the president’s travel – from the administration’s senior advisors to the Secret Service, Travel Office, Military Office and medical teams, these individuals must work as one, to ensure the president’s travel runs as efficiently as possible.
Future specials in development include Travel Like an Icon w/t and Travel Like a Movie Star w/t, which will explore travel through the eyes of international personalities, ranging from celebrities, rock musicians, moguls and top actors, who will share travel stories, tips, and memories that have shaped their lives on the road for both work and play.
Channel: Travel Channel
Producer: Peacock Productions
TX: 2nd October 2012
Source: Travel Channel press release