American Experience, George W. Bush
Monday, May 4, and Tuesday, May 5, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6, at 2 a.m.
Also irs on Fusion on Saturday, May 9, at 7 pm & 9 p.m.
Explore the fascinating life and tumultuous presidency of George W. Bush in a new two-part biography of the 43rd U.S. president. The documentary features insights from historians, journalists and members of the president’s inner circle.
Part One chronicles Bush’s unorthodox road to the White House. The once wild son of a political dynasty, few expected Bush to ascend to the presidency. Yet 36 days after the November 2000 election, Bush emerged the victor of the most hotly contested race in the nation’s history. Little in the new president’s past could have prepared him for the events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001. Bush’s response to the deadly terrorist attacks would come to define a new era in American foreign policy.
Part Two opens with the ensuing war in Iraq and continues through Bush’s second term, as the president confronts the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina and the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression.
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