About the Show
President Barack Obama joins Bear Grylls for an intimate trek across the Alaskan wilderness Dec. 17 at 10 p.m. ET in a special edition of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls.".
In this unprecedented telecast, Grylls sojourns across the beautiful Alaskan countryside with the president as the commander-in-chief reveals off-the-script stories. In their intimate conversations, President Obama chats with Grylls about what it means to be a father who happens to be president, his relationship with his wife and children and, like all parents, balancing time between work and home.
No subjects are off limits in this candid 1-on-1 interview where the president clearly relishes being outside the confines of Washington, D.C., and in the great outdoors. In fact, the president calls his time with Grylls, "One of the best days of my presidency."
While doing their best to avoid bears, the two visit Exit Glacier up close and discuss the effects of climate change, new energy resources and how to maintain a clean environment. Grylls and President Obama speak about the importance of maintaining the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness for generations to come.
"Running Wild with Bear Grylls" is produced by Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures. Grylls will serve as executive producer along with Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Laura Caraccioli and Viki Cacciatore. Past guests appearing on the show have included Kate Winslet, Drew Brees, Kate Hudson, Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez and Channing Tatum.
Ben Silverman, Bear Grylls, Chris Grant, Laura Caraccioli, Viki Cacciatore
Liz Schulze, Rob Buchta, Vanessa Ranko
Blake Smith, Ryan Sommer, Duncan Gaudin, Mark Challender, KC Walker
Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures