A new documentary called "The Way I See It" follows Pete Souza, the former official White House photographer for Presidents Reagan and Obama. (Sept. 21)
PETE SOUZA: There is a little discomfort in being on that side of the camera. But I did feel that it was important for me to speak out. And I thought that this was a good way to sort of explain why I'm doing what I'm doing. I come at this from a very unique perspective, not just having been a journalist, but also having worked for two different presidents.
- OK, folks, smile.
PETE SOUZA: You know, it's not that President Obama was perfect or didn't make mistakes. It was that he treated the office of the presidency with dignity and respect.
- --the chief official White House photographer is to make authentic photographs.
DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN: Photographs break down the idea that these people are somehow different from us.
GEORGE BUSH: I've got an idea for another picture. Did you get that, Pete?
PETE SOUZA: I do think he knows about it, but I've never spoken to him about it. And I did that very consciously, because I didn't want people to think that somehow he was in cahoots with me.