American Experience: George H.W. Bush

American Experience: George H.W. Bush

Director: Austin Hoyt

Cast: Austin Hoyt, David Ogden Stiers

     
 

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…  See more details below

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
UPC:
0841887009591
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
3:10:00
Sales rank:
56,333

Special Features

Closed Caption; Bonus video; Teacher's guide

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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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