I Am the Ambassador

What exactly does an ambassador do? A former Hollywood executive and later the finance director of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, Rufus Gifford moved to Denmark in 2013 with his partner, Stephen DeVincent, to take up the post of U.S. ambassador. Gifford wants to make a difference and has plenty of ideas, whether it is attending to official business or fighting for LGBTQ rights. With his untraditional ways and modern approach to diplomacy, Gifford works to strengthen and maintain the relationship between the United States and Denmark.


Air Date: December 04, 2016 - 29:10
Rufus and Stephen are soon to be married at Copenhagen's city hall.
Air Date: December 04, 2016 - 29:10
U.S. Ambassador Rufus Gifford is off to Greenland, sleeping in a tent for the first time in 30 years.
Air Date: November 27, 2016 - 27:46
It's a significant day for Rufus Gifford as the U.S. Supreme Court has just legalized same-sex marriage back home.
Air Date: November 27, 2016 - 28:13
U.S. Ambassador Rufus Gifford has now lived in Denmark for two years, and although his time is running out there is still plenty left to do.
Air Date: November 20, 2016 - 28:11
U.S. Ambassador Rufus Gifford takes part in a training session with the Royal Danish Navy's elite frogman corps.
Air Date: November 20, 2016 - 29:03
Rufus Gifford travels to Washington, D.C., to attend meetings and a reception at the residence of the Danish ambassador to the United States.
Air Date: November 13, 2016 - 28:16
Rufus Gifford is back in the States to celebrate his parents' wedding anniversary and his mother's 70th birthday.