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01.08.2008

TWO YEARS OF "60 MINUTES" COVERAGE WITH EXCLUSIVE ACCESS RESULTS IN A DVD OF THE MOST COMPLETE AND INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF BARACK OBAMA AND HIS HISTORIC RISE TO THE PRESIDENCY - 60 MINUTES PRESENTS: OBAMA: ALL ACCESS - BARACK OBAMA’S ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE

The First 60 MINUTES-Branded DVD From CBS Home Entertainment
and Paramount Home Entertainment Debuts in February

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - January 8, 2008 - Consumers can now own the most complete account of what may be the greatest American political story ever told: The historic rise of Barack Obama from Illinois Senator to the United States' first African-American president. "Obama: All Access - Barack Obama's Road to the White House" is the result of two years of 60 MINUTES coverage with exclusive access granted only to 60 MINUTES.  The nearly four-hour DVD debuts the first week of February as the inaugural 60 MINUTES-branded DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  ­­

"For more than 40 years, its incredibly talented producers have made 60 MINUTES the source for unparalleled political coverage and reporting on the newsmakers of the day," said CBS Home Entertainment Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Ross.  "We are delighted to have the opportunity to present this DVD time capsule, which reflects the producers' unprecedented access to Obama throughout his presidential campaign."

"This is 60 MINUTES at its best," said Jeff Fager, executive producer of 60 MINUTES.  "We were on top of this incredible story from the beginning and the opportunity to put it all on one DVD, plus the outtakes, is like capturing a piece of history."

"Obama: All Access - Barack Obama's Road to the White House" contains material from six separate segments broadcast on 60 MINUTES, including excerpts from the Obamas' first post-election interview viewed by over 25 million people - the most watched primetime television event of the season.  Other informal and intimate moments, previously unaired, will appear for the first time in this presentation. The disc will also include more than two hours of Obama's most memorable public addresses -- his declaration of candidacy, his groundbreaking speech on Race in America, his address at the Victory Column in Berlin, his acceptance of the Democratic Party nomination, his victory address on Election Night and the entire Inaugural Address.

The DVD chronicles the political rise of this extraordinary political figure and TIME magazine "Person Of The Year 2008," from the Democratic Party nomination to the election night victory speech at Grant Park in Chicago to the inauguration on January 20.  Reported by 60 MINUTES correspondent Steve Kroft, who has followed Obama since early 2007, it reveals the personal and public sides of the president-elect and his family, through the big media events as well as the quiet moments recorded only by America's No. 1 news program.

"Obama: All Access - Barack Obama's Road to the White House," with nearly four hours of content, will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 US / $21.99 CAN.

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD business for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video.  CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD label.   

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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60 MINUTES Presents OBAMA: ALL ACCESS - BARACK OBAMA'S ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE

Street Date: Early February

Pricing: $19.99 US / $21.99 CAN

Catalog #: 894274

Runtime: Nearly four hours

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: G

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Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com