LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Barack Obama and Netflix reportedly are negotiating a deal for the former president and his wife, Michelle, to produce shows exclusively for the streaming service.
The proposed deal was reported Friday by The New York Times, which cited people familiar with the discussions who were not identified.READ MORE: Fire Burns Inside Commercial Building In Downtown Petaluma
Netflix did not immediately respond for a request for comment. Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill declined comment on the report.
Obama senior advisor Eric Schultz, in a statement provided to The Associated Press, said the Obamas believe in the power of storytelling to inspire.READ MORE: Butte County Sheriff Searching For Man Suspected of Murdering His Mother
Schultz said the couple continues to explore new ways to help others share their stories.
The New York Times reported that Obama doesn’t intend to use his Netflix shows to respond directly to President Donald Trump or conservative critics.
The Times report adds that representatives of Apple and Amazon have also shown interest in content deals with Mr. Obama.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Oakland Officer, Suspect Wounded In Shootout; Suspect Surrenders After Tense Standoff
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