American Experience: George H.W. Bush

Overview

Originally produced as part of the "American Experience" documentary series, this in depth- look at the life and career of the 41st President of the United States draws on new scholarship and recently-conducted interviews with those closest to George H.W. Bush to highlight how an increasingly sluggish economy combined with a broken oath not to raise taxes ultimately prevented him from being elected to a second term in the Oval Office. While a decisive military victory in the Persian Gulf did well to boost Bush's ...
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Overview

Originally produced as part of the "American Experience" documentary series, this in depth- look at the life and career of the 41st President of the United States draws on new scholarship and recently-conducted interviews with those closest to George H.W. Bush to highlight how an increasingly sluggish economy combined with a broken oath not to raise taxes ultimately prevented him from being elected to a second term in the Oval Office. While a decisive military victory in the Persian Gulf did well to boost Bush's popularity for a short while, the president's subsequent slip in popularity found him looked upon as something of an irrelevant relic of the Cold War era.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Bonus video; Teacher's guide
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • UPC: 841887009591
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:10:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,024

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Ogden Stiers Voice Only
Technical Credits
Austin Hoyt Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Michael Bacon Score Composer
Stephen McCarthy Cinematographer
Jon Neuberger Editor
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Bernice Schneider Editor
Callie Taintor Wiser Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: George H.W. Bush
2. Introduction [4:10]
3. Combat Pilot [9:32]
4. West Texas [6:43]
5. A New Republican Party [8:43]
6. Goldwater Republican [11:30]
7. The Personal Touch [8:18]
8. Keeping the Republican Faith [6:28]
9. A Race Horse Under Wraps [11:05]
10. Vice President [9:18]
11. The 1998 Campaign [8:16]
12. A Kinder, Gentler Leader [9:51]
13. A New World Order [9:10]
14. Credits [:38]
2. Introduction [2:54]
3. In the Face of Aggression [7:26]
4. Challenging Totalitarianism [8:18]
5. The Tax Increase [9:33]
6. Desert Storm [9:08]
7. The Perfect Storm [13:00]
8. Not Conservative Enough [9:29]
9. It's the Economy [10:47]
10. Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited [7:02]
11. Credits [2:32]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Experience: George H.W. Bush
   Play Part 1
   Play Part 2
   Scene Selections
      Part 1
      Part 2
   Special Features
      Teacher's Guide
      Bonus Video: Going Negative? - Bush Insiders and the 1988 Campaign
      Bonus Video: Parachute Jump With the U.S. Army Golden Knights
   Audio Setup
      5.1 Surround Sound: On
      5.1 Surround Sound: Off
   PBS.org
   American Experience
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