The Presidents 2016: HW Bush
Preview: Season 20 Episode 9 | 30s
The life and career of our 41st 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.
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Reagan airs on August 16 and 17 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.
Jimmy Carter airs on August 15 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.
Nixon airs on August 11 at 8/7c on PBS American Experience.
LBJ airs on August 10 at 8/7c on PBS American Experience.
JFK airs on August 8 and 9 at 9/8c on PBS.
A comparison of George Bush and Ronald Reagan.
George H.W. Bush was changed forever by his time as a combat pilot in World War II.
In 1992, President HW Bush seemed increasingly out of touch.
HW Bush initiated a war in Iraq instead of imposing economic sanctions.
In August 1990, H.W. Bush took a stand against Iraqi aggression against Kuwait.
HW Bush fired most of Reagan's appointees to distance himself from his predecessor.
In the early 1990s, George H.W. Bush was faced with growing economic insecurity.
A discussion of Bush's strategy against Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election.
Part of the award-winning The Presidents collection.
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