Obamas will get a sneak peek at 'The Pacific'
Updated 8:43 p.m.
by Scott Wilson
In what has to be one of the real perks of the job, President Obama and Michelle Obama will have Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and a few others over to the White House on Thursday evening for an advance screening of "The Pacific." HBO's lavish World War II miniseries begins Sunday night for the rest of us.
The group will gather around 5 p.m. in the White House Movie Theater for the first installment of what is estimated to be the most expensive miniseries ever made - topping HBO's "Band of Brothers," which focused on the war's European theater.
Among the invited guests is national security adviser James L. Jones, the retired four-star general who once served as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. HBO President Richard Plepler is on the guest list, which also includes some members of Congress, VFW members, and members of Women in the Military Service for the American Memorial.
The Obamas will stop personally at one of the battlefronts of the Pacific War later this month, when they travel to Guam. U.S. troops retook the island in the summer of 1944, three years after Japan captured it.
March 10, 2010; 8:31 PM ET
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