George H W Bush

About the Show

This two-part AMERICAN EXPERIENCE biography examines the life and career of the often overlooked 41st American 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 Bush’s personal diaries and interviews with his closest advisors and prominent critics, the film also explores Bush’s role as the patriarch of a political family whose influence is unequaled in modern American life. Part 1 of 2.