CNN Original Series - The 2010s

Obama: Legacy on the Line 
Trump: The Disruptor

How to Watch:
Max  Amazon Prime
I was on the team that crafted the story of Obama’s legacy and Trump’s rise for The 2010s, a CNN Original Series executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

I worked on developing story, found contributors, wrote interview questions and produced select sections while sourcing and overseeing thousands of pieces of archival footage that brought our episodes to life. 

Episode Cold Opens:

Episode Description:
A candid reflection not only on Barack Obama's presidency, but also the seismic political shifts that took place in both the Republican and Democratic parties while he occupied the Oval Office.

Episode Description:
A look back on Donald Trump's meteoric political rise in 2016, how he defeated Hillary Clinton, delivered on many of his campaign promises and left a polarizing legacy.

Series Details:

From Emmy® Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog comes a new installment of the highly successful “Decades” series, The 2010s. This new chapter in the beloved CNN Original Series will revisit the decade that gave us Instagram, President Barack Obama, marriage equality, Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and Trumpism and explore the cultural movements, political uprisings, and technological advances that shaped this era to remember.

Lauren Foster
Producer & Editor

Print journalist turned documentary TV producer and editor.

The stories that make an impact are the stories that make us feel something. We connect with what we’re watching when we relate to it.

It’s my job to do just that — make you feel something.