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Bear Goes Wild With Barack Obama (Channel 4 20 Dec 2015)



AIRDATE: Sunday 20 December 2015 at 9.00pm on Channel 4

In a historic and unprecedented special episode, Bear Goes Wild with Barack Obama, Bear Grylls takes President Barack Obama on an adventure in the Alaskan wilderness.

Viewers will see a side of the Commander in Chief that they’ve never seen before as Bear and President Obama journey across a glacial outwash and through a dense forest on their way to Alaska’s famed Exit Glacier, where they see the effects of climate change first-hand. Bear gives the President a true taste of the Alaskan wilderness, as we see the two men cooking bear-gnawed, half-eaten salmon and chatting around their campfire. From family, fears and faith, to the overwhelming duties as Commander in Chief – and even Bear’s penchant for drinking his own urine – no subject is off limits.

During the episode, they encounter bear fur in the Alaskan forests and climb trees for berries before reaching the snout of the glacier itself to witness the effects of climate change. This special episode is an inspiring, heart-warming and insightful journey, the like of which viewers will never have seen before: the US President and the UK’s very own adventurer Bear Grylls on a first-of-its-kind TV adventure, which is only part of what makes this special episode so remarkable. That the President made contact with the adventurer to ask him to explore the Alaskan wilderness together makes this all the more extraordinary.