President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on March 6, 2012 in Washington, DC.

*President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign plans to release a 17-minute documentary next week about his first term in office, reports the AP.

Campaign manager Jim Messina says the film was directed by Davis Guggenheim, whose credits include the Oscar-winning, “An Inconvenient Truth,” about Al Gore’s global-warming campaign.

Messina says the documentary will “put into perspective the enormous challenges that the nation faced when the president took office and the strides we’ve made together.”

In 1992, TV producers Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason helped create “The Man From Hope,” a campaign biography of Bill Clinton.