The Presidents’ Gatekeepers

He is the president’s most powerful advisor and closest confidant. The White House chief of staff executes the president’s agenda, and turns his policies into reality. And because he rarely talks about his role – what happens in the Oval stays in the Oval – the chief of staff is the keeper of the president’s secrets. Until now.

Featuring exclusive interviews with all 20 living White House chiefs and two presidents, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, The Presidents’ Gatekeepers explores the fascinating and untold story of this unique fraternity and the presidents they serve. Epic in scope, spanning 50 years and nine administrations, it is an unprecedented series that pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of the Oval Office.

Air Dates

Premiered on September 11, 2013 and September 12, 2013

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