George Bush Presidential Library

The eleventh in a series on presidential libraries focused on George H.W. Bush’s life and career using rarely-seen materials housed… read more

The eleventh in a series on presidential libraries focused on George H.W. Bush’s life and career using rarely-seen materials housed at the library. Guests talked about the significance of Bush’s presidency and the collection of film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts in the stacks and vaults of the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. Library officials conducted a tour of the library and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Series historian and consultant Richard Norton Smith participated from the studio in Washington, D.C.

Highlighted film, sound, documents, and artifacts featured during the show included an interview with the former president in his presidential library on November 8, 2007; never before televised appearances from the Gridiron Dinner featuring President Bush’s humorous monologues from 1990, 1991 and 1992; letters and diaries from throughout his life and career; and some of the over 100 scrap books that Barbara Bush put together during their personal and public lives.

C-SPAN’s Presidential Libraries: History Uncovered was a 12-week series airing live on location from the 12 presidential libraries spanning Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
200511-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 16, 2007
Last Aired:
Dec 28, 2007

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  • Nov 16, 2007 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 16, 2007 | 11:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 28, 2007 | 9:06pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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