Season 20, Episode 9 George H.W. Bush

First Aired: May 5, 2008

Part 1 of 2. Archival footage spices this insightful profile of the 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush, which also features interviews with friends and family, including wife Barbara, son Jeb and daughter Doro Bush Koch. Part 1 covers 1924-90, including his WWII military service, Texas wildcatter days and entry into politics, as well as his later stints as UN ambassador and RNC chairman and his presidential runs in 1980 and 1988.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: 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)

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