American Experience

George H.W. Bush, Part 1 Preview

Preview: Season 20 Episode 9 | 30s

This biography examines the life and career of our often overlooked 41st president, from his service in WWII 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. The film also explores Bush's role as the patriarch of a political family whose influence is unequaled in modern American life.

Aired: 05/04/08

Rating: NR

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