American Experience 1988 | TV Show

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This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen (more…)

Premiered: October 4, 1988

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 20, Episode 10 George H. W. Bush

First Aired: May 6, 2008

Conclusion. President George H.W. Bush's freefall from an 89 percent approval rating in 1991 to 37 percent of the vote in the 1992 election is chronicled in this thoughtful profile, which covers the second half of his presidency and beyond. As detailed here, although Ronald Reagan is often credited with "winning" the Cold War, it was Bush who secured the victory with deft handling of the USSR's final days. Included: interviews with Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Brent Scowcroft.

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May 5, 2008

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