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American Experience; George H.W. Bush

02/28/2008

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Series
American Experience
Program
George H.W. Bush
Program Number

2009

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

Aired in two Parts: May 5 and 6, 2008

The latest in AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series of presidential portraits, this two-part biography examines the life and career of our often overlooked 41st president, from his service in World War II and his early career in Texas to his days in the Oval Office, first as vice president to Ronald Reagan, then as the leader who presided over the first Gulf War. Drawing upon George H.W. Bush's personal diaries and interviews with his closest advisors and most prominent critics, the film also explores his role as the patriarch of a political family whose influence is unequaled in modern American life. Part one examines Bush’s childhood, early career in Texas, his courtship of Barbara Bush and his rise in the Republican Party. Part two examines Bush’s role as leader of the first Gulf War and his final days as President of the United States. Produced by Austin Hoyt.

Duration

01:51:40

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; George H.W. Bush,” 02/28/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_067A2646B4AD41DCAF2B78E555901BDA.
MLA: “American Experience; George H.W. Bush.” 02/28/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_067A2646B4AD41DCAF2B78E555901BDA>.
APA: American Experience; George H.W. Bush. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_067A2646B4AD41DCAF2B78E555901BDA
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