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OBAMA, NETFLIX IN TALKS ABOUT PROVIDING CONTENT

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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 by the New York Times, which cited people familiar with the discussions who were not identified.

The paper said the talks are at an advanced stage.

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, said the Obamas believe in the power of storytelling to inspire.

Schultz said the couple continues to explore new ways to help others share their stories.

The Times reported that Mr. Obama doesn’t intend to use his Netflix shows to respond directly to President Donald Trump or conservative critics.

The paper says the deal could result in “a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House.”

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