The Character of President Bush

In the last of of ten “Character Above All” lectures examining the character and leadership of presidents of the past 50 years,… read more

In the last of of ten “Character Above All” lectures examining the character and leadership of presidents of the past 50 years, Dr. Beschloss discussed the life and presidency of George Bush. He called the Bush family a “political dynasty,” from President Bush’s father who was a Connecticut senator through son George, Jr. who was recently elected governor of Texas. Dr. Beschloss examined President Bush’s political career, referring to “echoes of Eisenhower’s” character, the significance of his move to Texas, and other influences. He also described character traits such as Vice President Bush’s loyalty during President Reagan’s administration. He speculated on the reasons for the 1992 loss to Bill Clinton. close

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The Character of President Bush

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Program ID:
63616-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Austin, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Apr 22, 1995
Last Aired:
Oct 19, 2003

Airing Details

  • Apr 22, 1995 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 22, 1995 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 23, 1995 | 8:51am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 23, 1995 | 2:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 14, 2003 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 15, 2003 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 19, 2003 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 19, 2003 | 6:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3