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Last Chances to Watch “The Hope and The Change” on Cable and Broadcast Television - 11/01/2012

We have been proud at how much impact “The Hope and The Change” has received. Our cable and broadcast run is about to conclude. So if you have not seen the film Sean Hannity said was “the most powerful documentary I've ever see in my life.” Below is a list of cable and broadcast stations where you can watch this game changing film.

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on Dish Network: Channel 130
on DirecTV: Channel 561
on AT&T Uverse: Channel 1107
on Verizon Fios: Channel 746 in some markets

November 1st 8:00pm EST
November 3rd 11:30pm EST

RFD-TV Find your local channel
Thursday, November 1st - 11pm ET

FamilyNet Find your local channel
Thursday, November 1st - 8pm ET

Rural TV Find your local channel
Thursday, November 1st - 8pm ET

World Harvest Television Find your local channel
Sat 11/3 - 9am and 11pm

Lesea Broadcasting Lesea Broadcasting will also run “The Hope and The Change” on each of their 6 broadcast stations (all times local):

WHME – (South Bend, IN)
Sun 11/4 - 7:30pm

WHMB (Indianapolis, IN)
Sun 11/4 - 10:30pm

WHNO (New Orleans, LA)
Sat 11/ 3 - 11pm

KWHB (Tulsa, OK)
Sun 11/4 - 11am

KWHS (Colorado Springs, CO) Sun 11/4 - 5:30pm


KWHE (Honolulu, HI)
Thu 11/1 - Noon

WHDT Miami and Stuart, Florida

All times Eastern Thu 11/1 - 8pm Fri 11/2 - 8pm Sat 11/3 - 10am and 8pm Sun 11/4 - 10am and 8pm

WGSR – Star 47 - REIDSVILLE, VA

All times Eastern
Thursday November 1 10:00am
Friday November 2 3:00pm
Saturday November 3 8:00am
Saturday November 3 9:00pm
Sunday November 4 7:30pm
Monday November 5 10:00am
Monday November 5 3:00pm

WMDV 44.1 – NEWS 18 - MARTINSVILLE, VA

All times Eastern
Thursday November 1 10:00am
Thursday November 1 8:00pm
Friday November 2 10:00am
Saturday November 3 3:00pm
Saturday November 3 9:00pm
Sunday November 4 5:00pm
Monday November 5 10:00am
Monday November 5 9:00pm

WMDV 44.2 – DANVILLE, VA

All times Eastern
Thursday November 1 10:00pm
Friday November 2 9:00am
Friday November 2 8:00pm
Saturday November 3 1:00pm
Saturday November 3 8:00pm
Sunday November 4 7:00am
Sunday November 4 8:00pm
Monday November 5 9:00am
Monday November 5 10:00pm

American Thinker: The Hope and the Change: A Review - 11/01/2012

Citizens United's latest cinematic political commentary for this election year of 2012 is The Hope and the Change.  Available on DVD and also appearing on various cable and broadcast television channels in the weeks before the November 6 presidential election (check schedule here), the film is highly relevant viewing for all voters contemplating their choice of the country's chief executive for the next four years.  The Hope and the Change presents an hour-long montage of clips from filmed interviews of 16 independent and 24 Democratic-leaning voters from seven swing states (Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) interspersed with television footage from President Barack Obama's first term.  The 40 voters describe why they voted for Obama's proclaimed hope and change in 2008 but, disappointed by the subsequent four years of Obama's first term, will not vote for him again.

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For Americans considering their coming choice in the presidential election, Citizens United's one-hour stroll down Obama's memory lane is time well spent.  It is instructive to reflect upon Obama's record in light of his high-flying campaign rhetoric and surrounding public passions in 2008.  As one voter in the film states concerning Obama, "I'm not interested anymore in what he says; I'm interested in what he has done."

Read the full review here

Big Government: 'The Hope and the Change' Reminds Obama 2008 Voters of False Promises - 10/30/2012

On Sunday, FOX News re-broadcast Sean Hannity's one-hour special about "The Hope and the Change." The documentary is about independent and Reagan Democrat voters who cast their ballots for Barack Obama in 2008 and will not do so in 2012. These voters feel betrayed by Obama's false promises of hope and lofty rhetoric.

When it first aired in late August, the one-hour special was the most-watched such FOX News special program in the network's history. It's re-broadcast may have reminded Obama 2008 voters that Obama has tried to sweet talk them into voting for again in the campaign's final weeks, despite his false promises and lack of accomplishments.

In the special, Hannity proclaims the movie, directed by Stephen K. Bannon and produced by Citizens United, is "the most powerful documentary I’ve ever seen in my life."

Pat Caddell, the former Jimmy Carter adviser who has railed against the establishments of both parties for leaving working class Americans behind, consulted on the film, proving the film was not a propaganda piece but a genuine documentary that gave voice to voters so often ignored by both parties and the elite mainstream media.

Caddell told Breitbart News the movie was "meant to give them a voice for why they felt they felt let down after voting for Obama."

"It was allowing those voters who have no voice in this country because of the elite media and political class to actually speak powerfully about what they believe," Caddell said.

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Politico: Citizens United promotes anti-Obama movie on Wisconsin, New Hampshire TV - 10/30/2012

Citizens United is joining the last-days ad-buying ahead of the election, buying a short $120,000 flight to promote the anti-President Obama movie it produced on CNN and MSNBC.

Read more at Politico here.

Citizens United Productions Launches $120,000 ad Campaign Promoting “The Hope and The Change” In New Hampshire and Wisconsin - 10/30/2012

Washington, DC – Citizens United Productions launched a $120,000 television ad campaign in support of its highly acclaimed documentary “The Hope and The Change” in New Hampshire and Wisconsin starting today and running through November 2nd on CNN and MSNBC.

Title: “The Hope and The Change” TV (:30)

Spoken by “The Hope and The Change” cast members:

I voted for Obama.
My entire life, I’ve voted Democrat.
I’m a registered Independent.
I needed some kind of hope.
We voted for Barack Obama.
People were desperate.
I don’t think that I got what I was expecting.
What was he doing in office for the last three years?
I wanna see him behind the desk.
He didn’t make good on any of his promises.
The party’s over, the smoke has cleared.
Can we go through another four years of this?

Watch Sean Hannity tonight!! - 10/28/2012

TONIGHT! Sean Hannity will rerun "The Hope and The Change" Special. See why Sean Hannity declared "The Hope and The Change" the "most powerful documentary I've ever seen in my life – no way anyone who's seen this film could vote for Obama." Tune in at 9pm EST

Washington Times - Inside the Beltway: Championing the ‘undecided’ - 10/26/2012

Late night comics and the liberal press delight in either vilifying or parodying undecided voters, dismissing them as “boneheads” and “idiots,” or questioning their actual relevance in the presidential election. David Bossie — who spent a year interviewing undecided and disenchanted voters for his new documentary film “The Hope and the Change” — will have none of it, however.

“The 40 Democrat and independent voters in ‘The Hope and The Change’ are the Americans who will decide this election plain and simple. For the mainstream media to attempt to marginalize these Americans, just shows you how out of touch they are just like the president they try to protect every day,” Mr. Bossie tells Inside the Beltway.

Read more at the Washington Times here.

New York Times: Strident Anti-Obama Messages Flood Key States - 10/23/2012

Republicans have struggled in this election with two powerful and competing impulses: to hammer a president they dislike intensely with a strong indictment of his record, but to be restrained enough to win over independent voters, who generally like Mr. Obama. Those who commissioned Mr. Luntz’s research, according to people with firsthand knowledge of their motives, wanted to determine whether any of these films would do the trick and be worth backing. Mr. Luntz declined to say who commissioned his research.

The Hope and the Change,” directed by Stephen K. Bannon and produced by Citizens United, the conservative political advocacy group, tested highest with focus groups and is running on local cable stations. It was shown here just before Monday’s debate.

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“The Hope and The Change” Is Coming to Southeast Florida Starting Tonight At 7pm EST - 10/22/2012

Washington, DC – David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United Productions, today announced that the highly acclaimed new documentary “The Hope and The Change” will be broadcast on WHDT Miami and WHDT Stuart in Florida reaching 1 million cable households and available to 4 million over the air viewers.

This smartly produced documentary has already been licensed to HDNet Movies, 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). It is available online on Hulu.com.

“To have this game-changing documentary air before the final presidential debate in Florida is a great victory for this important film,” said Producer David N. Bossie. “‘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, and we will aggressively market this film so Americans can finally have the unfiltered conversation they deserve.”

“We are happy to show this important documentary film in front of such a large audience of 8 million Floridians just prior to tonight’s debate,” said writer/director Stephen K. Bannon. “This is a very important election for all of us and voters are entitled and deserve to know the unbiased facts and circumstances surrounding the candidates.”

“The Hope and The Change,” written and directed by award-winning Director Stephen K. Bannon (The Undefeated; Occupy Unmasked; Generation Zero) and produced by David N. Bossie (Occupy Unmasked; Our Sacred Honor; Generation Zero), 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 their nation's economy and society has changed over the past four years under the policies of President Obama.

The award-winning team of Producer David N. Bossie and Writer/Director Stephen K. Bannon 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.

Citizens United Productions, the country’s leading conservative filmmaker, is the organization behind “Hillary the Movie,” the film that brought about the landmark First Amendment Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In total, Citizens United has produced 21 highly regarded feature-length documentary films including “Occupy Unmasked,” “Our Sacred Honor,” “Generation Zero,” “Fire from the Heartland,” “Battle for America,” and “America at Risk” as well as the award winning films “The Gift of Life” with Governor Mike Huckabee, “Perfect Valor,” with Senator Fred Thompson, and “Nine Days That Changed The World,” and “Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny,” with Newt and Callista Gingrich.

FOX News.com: No debate -- President Obama offers no hope for the future - 10/22/2012

Over the last two weeks Americans have witnessed three dramatic debates: two presidential and one vice presidential. With one more presidential debate to go, a clear picture has already emerged about President Obama and Vice President Biden. Simply stated they have no agenda and no path to lead America forward in the next four years – and people are starting to notice. In our film “The Hope and The Change,” which is available now on Hulu, the viewer gets a glimpse into the minds of the kinds of voters who will actually decide this election. Featuring 40  Democrats and independents, “The Hope and The Change” delves into the daily lives of the people who voted for President Obama in 2008 and now have had a change of heart. These Democrats and independents were promised the world by President Obama in 2008 and now they are disenchanted by the lackluster results. Although the mainstream media wants the American people to believe that President Obama had a good night last Tuesday, the focus groups conducted after the debate tell a different tale.

Read more of the op-ed on FoxNews.com

Big Hollywood: Four Conservative Films Which Could Spell Trouble for Obama Next Month - 10/21/2012

Stephen K. Bannon’s Citizens United documentary, "The Hope and the Change," follows 40 Democrats and Independents who voted for Obama in 2008 but will not vote for him again in 2012.

While the interview subjects are initially “euphoric” about electing the first black president and describe Obama with words like “savior,” “charismatic" and “wondrous,” they quickly question their vote.

They read about the auto bailout and the $787 billion “stimulus” bill and watch Obama presented with the Nobel Peace Prize for achieving nothing. They still give Obama the benefit of the doubt, but their hope is starting to fade.

These voters don’t ascribe any malevolent intentions to the failures of President Obama. Instead, they simply feel he was unprepared and is still in over his head. They blame themselves and the media for not properly vetting candidate Obama four years ago.

This film is available on Hulu.com and various cable outlets. It is a permission slip for every Democrat and Independent, letting them know they are not alone in their frustration and disappointment. More importantly, it tells them it’s okay not to vote for President Obama again. They’re not racist for simply realizing that he tried and failed, and it’s time to let him go.

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Young Patriots: Review: The Hope and The Change - 10/20/2012

The Hope and the Change is a head nodding, “amen, brother” inducing, victory fist-pumping (at least, that was my response) documentary following the journey of 40 Democrats and Independents that voted for Obama in 2008.  The movie begins with footage of election night – the teary, awe-filled crowd – practically worshipping Obama.  It documents the letdowns of these 40 of ex-supporters.

One of the Democrats interviewed in the film said, “Someone comes along and says, ‘I can make you happy.’  If you’re drowning, and someone says that they can save you, you don’t ask, ‘How are you going to do it?’  You say, ‘Save me!’”

Obama oozes charisma and vitality.  One woman said he was her “knight in shining armor.”  He promised the hope and the change that America longed for.  But, it wasn’t long before he lost the respect of many of his loyal Democratic followers.

The movie hit all the hot topics – one of them being unemployment.  One man mentioned a close friend of his who was getting paid by the government for unemployment for 2 years.  His friend figured, “I could work, but I’ll only make a little more than what the government will give me…so I’ll just apply to jobs I can’t get or don’t want and stay home with my Cheetos.”

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Daria Digiovanni: The Hope and the Change: A Review - 10/15/2012

As I watched the spontaneous interviews, I was struck by how earnestly these folks believed in President Obama, for example, his campaign promise to cut the deficit in half, which of course never happened. These good people described in earnest their utter disappointment and confusion when shortly after taking office, instead of working to improve our ailing economy, Obama passed a second stimulus and auto bailout and rammed a massive government-run healthcare scheme down the throats of the American public.

Although part of me shook my head at their surprise, another part of me felt genuine sympathy for these voters who truly felt “duped” by the President. As one of them states, President Obama pulled a “bait and switch”.

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The biggest lesson I came away with after watching this film is that we are doing voters such as the ones featured in The Hope and the Change a huge disservice by withholding information that can help them make better voting decisions for themselves, their families and the country. Time to toss out the old adage about not discussing religion and politics and start conversing with swing voters who determine election outcomes.

If you’re struggling to understand the mindset of these citizens, I highly recommend watching The Hope and the Change and sharing it with every voter you know. You just might save the country in the process.

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Cagle: From Hope and Change to Save Big Bird - 10/10/2012

“I just feel right now that the party is over, the smoke has cleared.” So says a former Barack Obama supporter about the realities of the last four years finally hitting home, in Citizens United Productions’ film ‘The Hope and The Change.’ Last Wednesday night, about 70 million Americans saw through the hope and the change, just like our film’s interview subjects. The president’s failures and incompetence were on full display to the entire country at the presidential debate in Denver.

President Obama is so out of touch that aides say he walked out of the debate thinking he had won. In fact, it was the biggest shellacking Gallup has ever seen – their polling showed people watching the debate thought Mitt Romney won 72-20 percent. Other than Obama, I’m not sure who else makes up that 20 percent – even his campaign staff knew he lost and they’re still panicking.

After Romney’s resounding victory at the debate, the Obama campaign unveiled a brand new message: Save Big Bird! It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as “hope” and “change,” but it’s just as hollow. When your main line of attack as a sitting president is based on a children’s character, you know you are losing.

As Obama himself said at the Democrat National Convention in 2008:

“If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.”

Can you get any smaller (figuratively) than Big Bird as a campaign issue? As bad as the War on Women, the cancer smear, and Seamus the dog were as pathetic, small-minded attacks, this one takes the cake. It is particularly galling when real life or death issues are at play, like the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks, “Fast and Furious,” and the millions struggling to survive under the Obama Economy. President Obama is shirking these big issues because he and his administration caused or at least failed to prevent them.

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United Liberty: Citizens United puts “The Hope and the Change” online - 10/09/2012

Citizens United, a group made famous thanks to a 2010 Supreme Court case dealing with free speech, has put one of their documentaries, The Hope and the Change, online at Hulu for free streaming.

This film takes a look at some Democrats and independents from swing states who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 — believing in the rhetoric of “hope” and “change”: however, these voters are less than thrilled with the way he has handled the economy since entering the White House.

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Politico: PI scoop ... Citizens United releasing anti-Obama movie for free - 10/08/2012

Conservative political organization Citizens United will today release its feature-length documentary film blasting President Barack Obama’s first term in office for free today on Hulu. Such distribution of “The Hope and the Change,” which the group has been selling on DVD, would have been impossible but for the favorable 2010 decision in Citizens United’s eponymous Supreme Court case, Citizens United President David Bossie told PI.

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee plans to promote it on his radio show today, Bossie said. The film is not considered a political advertisement, and therefore, Citizens United (like any political group doing something similar) does not have to disclose financial information related to it. The Hulu version is live here: http://bit.ly/QPaEGe

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Parcbench: ‘The Hope And The Change’ A Game Changer - 10/07/2012

...These folks are not conservatives, they’re not Republicans, they’re not Tea Party people. But what they are is fiscal conservatives, whether they know it or not, because they do understand that while they have to live within their means and can’t print money, the government is not living within it’s means and that out of control deficit spending is hurting them now and will cripple their children’s futures.

For conservatives viewing ‘The Hope and the Change’ it will be an eye-opening look into why so many people fell for what Barack Obama was selling in 2008. For “Reagan” Democrats and Independents suffering from buyers remorse, it will be the permission slip they’ve been seeking to make it okay to vote against Obama, or just stay home on November 6th. Either way, it’s a must see.

To hear my exclusive interview with Stephen K. Bannon on CRF Radio click here.

Read more from this story on Parcbench.

Endorsements: Faune Riggin, Host of Morning Newswatch - 10/03/2012

After watching the film I firstly felt a few chills of empathy for the sheep headed for slaughter! And was shocked at the depth of Obama's lies as I was reminded of some of his claims. I LOL-s at his oath to honor the Constitution and felt grossly familiar with the transition to disgust I saw in the faces of the people interviewed. They went from HOPE to HUH? Logic and resentment was evident in their voices. Great film and a barometer of what is really happening in America. UNITED WE HOPE! Now DIVIDED WE PRAY.....

-Faune Riggin, Host of Morning Newswatch KZIM (Cape Girardeau, MO)

WHJJ radio: “The Hope And The Change”- A New Movie - 09/28/2012

While attacks ads and accusations may be norm for most elections, a new tactic has been deployed in 2012 where disenchanted voters from 2008 are getting their say this year – and one study claims that these voters, and not the attack ads, are going to be the ones to change minds.

The movie features 40 Democrats and Independents who voted for Obama in 2008.

Helen talks with filmmaker Steve Bannon about the movie, which you can get more info on HERE.

Click HERE to listen.

Read more: http://www.920whjj.com/pages/helen.html?article=10454093#ixzz285VaAVnT

Fox 17 Nashville: Cast Member of 'The Hope and The Change' Movie - 09/28/2012

The new movie "The Hope and the Change" looks at people who elected in President Obama but have since had a change of heart.Fox 17's Kelly Sutton talks to one lifelong Democrat on why she says she won't vote for Barack Obama again in 2012.

The Hope and The Change Morning TV Schedule - 09/27/2012

5amET

5:30 - 5:35 WLOS Asheville NC – David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United and producer of "The Hope and The Change"

5:42 - 5:47 WPEC West Palm – David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United and producer of "The Hope and The Change"

5:48 - 5:53 WCHS Charleston WVA – Margaret Bartkiewicz, lifelong Democrat from Cleveland, OH and cast member in "The Hope and The Change"

6amET

6:06 - 6:11 WRGT Dayton – Margaret Bartkiewicz, lifelong Democrat from Cleveland, OH and cast member in "The Hope and The Change"

6:36 - 6:41 WGME Portland – David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United and producer of "The Hope and The Change"

6:42 - 6:47 WICD Springfield – David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United and producer of "The Hope and The Change

6:48 - 6:53 WBFF Baltimore – David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United and producer of "The Hope and The Change

7amET

7:12 - 7:17 KEYE Austin – David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United and producer of "The Hope and The Change"

7:18 - 7:23 WTTE Columbus – Margaret Bartkiewicz, lifelong Democrat from Cleveland, OH and cast member in "The Hope and The Change"

7:36 - 7:41 WEAR Pensacola – David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United and producer of "The Hope and The Change

7:42 - 7:47 WZTV Nashville – Margaret Bartkiewicz, lifelong Democrat from Cleveland, OH and cast member in "The Hope and The Change"

8amET

8:06 - 8:11 KOKH Oklahoma – Margaret Bartkiewicz, lifelong Democrat from Cleveland, OH and cast member in "The Hope and The Change"

8:30 - 8:35 KUTV Salt Lake – Margaret Bartkiewicz, lifelong Democrat from Cleveland, OH and cast member in "The Hope and The Change"

Cagle: Starting A Conversation Through Film - 09/26/2012

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind with the premieres of two of our latest films.  “The Hope and The Change” is airing on six cable and six broadcast networks, dozens of times and reaching over 130 million cumulative households through the fall (check our listings to find your local channels and times).

On the heels of this successful theater launch, “Occupy Unmasked” is now available on Video on Demand.  The VOD providers carrying “Occupy Unmasked” include iTunes; Amazon; Charter; Comcast; Google Play; DirecTV; Playstation3; Suddenlink; Time Warner; Verizon FIOS; VUDU; Xbox Zune; AT&T UVerse; Cablevision; Cox; and Dish Network.  (For more information on these VOD options please go here.)

...With The Hope and The Change on television and Occupy Unmasked on the big screen and VOD, Citizens United is changing the political debate in America in new ways – and we are excited to begin the conversation.

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Western Free Press: The Hope and the Change: “We all got fooled” - 09/25/2012

“He promised us change; we all got fooled.”

So says one of the 40 Obama voters whose stories and opinions are chronicled in Citizens United’s latest film, “The Hope and the Change.

The gut-wrenching thing about this preview is hearing the despair and the sense of hopelessness: they’re not seeing things get any better, and can’t imagine things getting any better any time soon. As people who voted for Obama last time, one has to assume that they are not steeped in conservative and libertarian political and economic theory. Consequently, they’re not aware of how quickly things can get better if we apply the right principles. But they do know that Obama is the god that failed, and that is an excellent start. No doubt they have friends and family who feel the same.

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National Review: When the Dreaming Stopped - 09/24/2012

“The party’s over, the smoke has cleared,” says Gerald from Iowa. Gerald, by the way, has “voted Democrat” his “entire life.”

“I’m a lifelong Democrat,” says Dorrie from Pennsylvania.

“My dad was a Democrat. My mother was a Democrat. I’ve converted my wife to a Democrat,” says Jack from Iowa.

“I voted for the wrong guy,” says Nancy, a Democrat from Ohio.

“As he would say, we’re ready for a change,” says Matthew, an independent from Virginia.

After hearing from 40 independents and Democrats from swing states, the new documentary The Hope and the Change ends with this question: “Can we go through another four years of this?” What would America look like after another four years of squandered opportunities for economic stewardship, and of leadership priorities driven by radical ideology contrary to the much-celebrated unifying tone Barack Obama rode into office on?

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CNN: In the final days of the 2012 campaign, it's all about the slivers of voters - 09/24/2012

When Ankenbruck voted for Obama in 2008, he said it was because "I liked his rhetoric. I thought he was sincere. Fresh. New. I thought he was going to bring the country forward."

Featured in "The Hope and the Change," a film by conservative advocacy group Citizens United, Ankenbruck added that four years later, he feels disillusioned by what he sees as Obama's inability to end the partisan bickering in Washington and help pass legislation that is palatable to both parties. He's especially put off by a federal mandate requiring religious institutions to offer their employees insurance coverage for contraception.

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Phoenix Examiner: A tale of two tapes - 09/23/2012

The second movie is called The Hope and The Change. This is the story of 40 voters who supported Barack Obama in 2008 but will not be in 2012. These are disillusioned and disappointed Democrat and Independent voters. They bought into the hope and change rhetoric whole-heartedly and definitely did not feel they got what they voted for.

The last movie is the late Andrew Breitbart’s last gift to freedom. Occupy Unmasked is a frightening and compelling look into the radical Occupy groups in America. These groups believe just as the President believes that big business is evil and greedy and that corporations should have their assets seized and their companies shut down. Like our President these folks believe in the radical redistribution of wealth.

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Politico: Last work: Andrew Breitbart’s ‘Occupy’ film - 09/21/2012

...The pair’s other film, “The Hope and the Change,” features interviews with supporters of President Barack Obama from 2008 who have since soured on the president. “These people had strong visceral reactions of the message of change, they really wanted change,” said Bannon. “These people bought into that.” What the movie portrays are Obama supporters disillusioned by the president’s failed leadership on uniting the country and on fiscal restraint. “This is much more in sorrow than in anger,” said Bossie. “They’re not happy to be saying it, they just feel it’s important to say. But they’re also more sorry that that they can’t support him again.” Read more here

Newsmax: Citizens' Bossie: Obama Is a Hypocrite on Super PACs - 09/21/2012

Bossie said his film, which took a year to make, shows the disappointment that Democrats and independents feel about Obama. “I hired Pat Caddell and Kendra Stewart — two Democrat strategists and pollsters — to help me find the cast for the film along with Steve Bannon, our writer,” said Bossie. “[We] put together this film to really focus only on Democrats and independents who had voted for Barack Obama in 2008.” He added that the film reveals what he described as “their story arcs of disappointment” in other words why they don’t feel the president deserves another term. “We went and did focus groups across the country in battleground states and the only way you could be in the focus group is if you were a registered Democrat or registered independent and then voted for Barack Obama in 2008,” he said, noting that the initial pool of potential voters numbered in the thousands. “So from that we whittled it down from thousands to hundreds to the 40 people who ended up being in the film from seven battleground states,” he explained. “And we feel it is an incredibly powerful film. These people supported Barack Obama. They felt that they were invested in him and so we really hit a chord with these people because we felt that these are the stories that the American people need to hear between now and Election Day in order for them to have as much information as possible to make a good decision.” “The Hope and the Change” and is being shown on six cables networks across the country as well as five broadcast stations in different cities, according to Bossie. “We’re really excited. This is the first time in American history that we were able to put a political film on television. So we’re really excited about that,” he said. “I urge people to go to thehopeandthechange.com and they can go to the ‘Watch it on TV’ button and you could find it, hopefully, in your area.”

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Endorsements: Sean Casey, Morning Show w/ Sean & Frank - 09/21/2012

"I just watched The Hope and The Change and was impressed with the production and the content. The most compelling aspect of the movie is the former Obama voters who got caught up in the hype of hope and change and who now feel victims of a bait and switch! The combination of these voters telling their own stories and actual speeches and promises of President Obama is very effective. Steve Bannon and David Bossie have captured the Obama voter remorse perfectly. My only hope is that as many people as possible will get a chance to view this important film before the election."

-Host Sean Casey Morning Show w/ Sean & Frank, WCBM (Baltimore, MD)

Conservative Daily News: The Hope and The Change, A Review - 09/21/2012

130 million homes, 7 key battleground states, the largest cable distribution of a political film in history… Could The Hope and The Change impact the November 6th presidential election? David Bossie and Stephen Bannon not only think it’s possible, they’re hoping for it.

David Bossie of Citizens United and Stephen Bannon of Victory Film Group have teamed up to present a game-changing political film that defies the typical rules of documentaries. Without endless tape of sob stories, pouring over boring statistics or shocking viewers with graphic photos, The Hope and The Change takes viewers into the lives of typical Americans throughout the country. It features 40 Obama voters who are registered Democrats or left-leaning independents. Their stories are compelling and relevant. They will affect you, and they will cause you to examine why you vote the way you do, regardless of political affiliation.

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Washington Times: Impact of ‘2016’ on 2012 presidential race uncertain - 09/20/2012

On Tuesday, Citizens United released, “The Hope and the Change,” another film critical of Mr. Obama, on six cable channels and six broadcast networks, and plans to issue a second documentary, “Occupy Unmasked,” in limited release Friday.

Conservatives say they have one man to thank: Michael Moore, who hit it big with a string of liberal documentaries beginning in the 1990s and culminating in 2004’s “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which made more than $119 million and remains the highest-grossing political documentary of all time.

David Bossie, president of Citizens United, credits the success of “Fahrenheit 9/11” with compelling him to go into show business.

“When I called around Washington, D.C., in 2004, I called my friends, I even called Ed Gillespie at the [Republican National Committee], and I said, ‘How do we respond to this?’ ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ was a 90-minute attack piece on George Bush,” said Mr. Bossie. “My thought was, ‘My gosh, we have to respond to this,’ but nobody I called knew how to make a movie.” Mr. Bossie ended up connecting with a couple of Hollywood conservatives, actor Ron Silver and screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd, and released “Celsius 41.11: The Truth Behind the Lies of ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’” in 2004. The documentary did well enough that Mr. Bossie went on to make “Hillary: The Movie” in 2007 about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, which became the basis for the 2010 Supreme Court case Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission.

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Cagle: “The Hope and The Change” Premieres On Television - 09/19/2012

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.)

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The Shark Tank: Bannon Discusses ‘The Hope and Change’ and ‘Occupy Unmasked’ Movie Releases - 09/18/2012

...Bannon discussed his two most recent cinematic accomplishments- The Hope and Change, and Occupy Unmasked movies that were both produced by Citizens United.  The two movies bring much needed scrutiny of President Obama’s failed presidency as well as the much hyped Occupy Movement- a protest movement that receives its cues and is manipulated by surrogates of the Obama administration.

The Hope and Change will be released on TV this Tuesday September 18, 2012, and is a movie comprised of the lives of forty Americans- both Democrats and Independents who drank the Obama Kool-Aid in 2008 and had a “very strong emotional” attachment to Obama but are now regretting their decision to vote for him.

...Occupy Unmasked, which is scheduled for release on September 21st, is an incisive look at the Occupy Movement from its inception and the movie carefully documents how the movement grew its legs with an assist from the mainstream media and the “professional” Left that was looking for a counter movement to the ‘Tea Party’ movement that would potentially blunt the effective job it has done to counter the socialist agenda of the left.

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Andrea Mitchell Reports: Bringing voter dissatisfaction with Obama to TV screens - 09/18/2012

Following its release last month at the RNC, Citizens United makes it national debut Tuesday with its film, “The Hope and the Change.” Politico’s Maggie Haberman reports.

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New York Post: TV film PACs a punch at prez - 09/18/2012

A movie made by a conservative group that won a historic Supreme Court case allowing unlimited super-PAC contributions will begin airing today.

The film features 40 disenchanted voters who backed President Obama in 2008.

Citizens United’s hourlong “The Hope and the Change” will run as an ad on six cable and six broadcast television stations and could reach 130 million households before the Nov. 6 election, the group said yesterday.

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Policy Mic: Citizens United Will Release a New Film: The Hope and The Change Documents the Failings of Obama - 09/18/2012

Citizens United the conservative non-profit organization best known for the U.S. Supreme Court case on campaign finance Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission is preparing to release a feature documentary on Obama.

The Hope and the Change is an hour-long program that is scheduled to air on at least a dozen TV stations starting on Sept 21 and running through to Election Day. Politico reported the movie will run in its 60-minute entirety in an agreement with six cable networks like HDNet Movies and FamilyNet, along with local stations in Louisiana, Colorado, Indiana, Hawaii and Louisiana. The film is expected to reach 130 million homes. The film was first shown at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last month and will feature interviews with individuals who voted for Obama in 2008, and who are now disappointed with his performance. A trailer, complete with the gloomy soundtrack is posted on the Citizen website and you can pre-order the DVD.

The Hope and the Change represents the latest in what maybe a developing trend in political campaigning — the high quality, feature length political campaign ad vert. Citizens may have started this trend with Hillary: The Movie, a documentary that was critical of then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and was at the center of the now infamous SCOTUS decision.

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Washington Times: Inside the Beltway: Campaign Theater - 09/18/2012

The number of independent films that flourish beyond the boundaries of Tinseltown continues to grow. First there was “2016: Obama’s America,” now in 2,000 commercial theaters and emphasizing the state of the nation should President Obama win re-election. Now comes “The Hope and the Change” produced by Citizens United founder David Bossie and veteran filmmaker Stephen Bannon, which features 40 Democratic and independent voters in seven swing states discussing their disillusionment with Mr. Obama, and their speculation on the polling booth.

“The voters bought into that hope that Obama would be different, that he would be someone who would bring the world together,” Mr. Bossie says. “And now it’s more divided today. Those types of messages are really what’s important.”

The one-hour film debuts on HDNet Movies at 7 p.m., then airs 85 times through Nov. 6 on AXS TV, RFD-TV, FamilyNet, Rural TV and World Harvest Television, with additional broadcasts on six broadcast network in Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Hawaii and Colorado. See what’s what here: www.thehopeandthechange.com.

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Breitbart TV: CNN Tries To Force 'Hope And Change' Filmmakers To Answer For Romney Tape - 09/18/2012

Infidel Blogger Alliance: The Hope and The Change" To Play On Cable and Local Stations On Tuesday - 09/17/2012

The Bannon/Bossie film will start running on local stations as well as small cable stations (like HDNet) through the election. It's touted as powerful; focus groups of undecided voters react well to it, as it shows people like them -- disillusioned Obama voters -- saying it's okay to admit that maybe you were wrong.

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