President's Book of Secrets

President's Book of Secrets


It’s called the “football” and each new US president takes possession of it moments after being sworn in. Actually, it’s a briefcase containing the nuclear weapon launch codes that could unleash global devastation. But which other secrets are passed on? Do incomers finally learn, this doc teases, the truth behind conspiracy theories such as Roswell, 9/11 or the Kennedy assassination?

Former intelligence operatives and historians shed light on why Air Force One only shows its left side to the public and why, since the Pentagon was hacked in 2007, it may never be safe for Obama and his advisers to email.


Former intelligence operatives, historians and archivists discuss how classified information is passed on to each successive president of the United States of America.