Last night Citizens United Production’s new, highly acclaimed documentary “The Hope and The Change” made its television debut. The film premiered on HDNet Movies where it will continue running throughout the Fall. “The Hope and The Change” is set to air dozens of times, reaching 130 million cumulative households, over the next few months – an historic first for any political documentary.
Along with HDNet Movies, this documentary will be shown on, AXS TV, RFD-TV, FamilyNet, and Rural TV. The film is also licensed to Lesea Broadcasting for World Harvest Television and their broadcast stations: WHMB (Indianapolis, IN), WHNO (New Orleans, LA), KWHB (Tulsa, OK), KWHE (Honolulu, HI), KWHS (Colorado Springs, CO) and WHME (South Bend, IN). (Click here for information on checking your local listings for the channel and schedule.)
It is important to note that these distribution opportunities would have been against the law a mere three years ago. This is why I went to the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission – to fight for the right to produce a political documentary. “The Hope and The Change” is the result of that long court battle for free speech rights.
Already “The Hope and The Change” is receiving rave reviews. Sean Hannity dedicated an hour long special to the film where he interviewed the Americans featured in our film along with writer/director Stephen K. Bannon, former Democratic pollster Pat Caddell, and me. Hannity declared “The Hope and The Change” to be the “most powerful documentary I’ve ever seen in my life – no way anyone who’s seen this film could vote for Obama.”
Jedediah Bila wrote on FoxNews.com, “If you care about the 2012 election and value the voices of regular Americans who lost hope in their hope and change candidate, this is one documentary you won’t want to miss.”
“This film is a pointed reminder of just how much candidate Obama promised—and how much he has failed to deliver,” said the Weekly Standard.
We know this is a powerful film because “The Hope and The Change” exposes the hard truth that many Democrats and independents are suffering at the hands of President Obama’s failed policies. The documentary examines the journey of forty Americans – Democrats and Independents – who supported and voted for President Obama four years ago. The diverse cast encompasses a broad cross-section of America’s racial and socio-economic spectrum and comes from seven swing states that experts say will decide the 2012 presidential election. Viewers will see how our nation’s economy and society has changed over the past four years under the policies of President Obama.
Stephen Bannon and I traveled to Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia to search out these authentic American stories from citizens who have lost faith in their President. President Obama campaigned in 2008 on “Hope” and “Change” and what these stories from Americans show is that they are disappointed in the direction of the country.
The ability to reach 130 million American cumulative households with these historic network deals is astonishing and we will aggressively market this film so Americans can finally have an unfiltered conversation they deserve. Please tune in and share this viewing information with your friends and family!