American Presidents:... Episodes

1999, TV Show

Episode Detail: George Bush - American Presidents: Life Portraits

George Bush is profiled. Bush, a decorated World War II Navy pilot and Vice President under Reagan, won the Presidency in 1988 and navigated the U.S. through the Gulf War with Iraq in 1991. Included: his military service; marriage to Barbara Pierce in 1945; oil interests in Texas; early political career and involvement in the Republican Party; leadership of the CIA; Vice Presidency under Reagan; election in 1988; election defeat to Bill Clinton in 1992; post-term activities.

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Premiered: August 13, 1999
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Premise: Historians and authors comment on the Presidents' lives, influences and legacies in this lecture series.

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