HBO Producing A Documentary About The Life Of George H.W. Bush

President George H.W. Bush

When it comes to recent U.S. Presidents, George H.W. Bush's life is a lot less of an open book than most. Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, & Jimmy Carter have all written one or more books chronicling their lives and/or presidencies. Even his son George W. Bush has written a recent memoir entitled "Decision Points".

Well, that's all about to change, as is now reporting that premium cable giant HBO has teamed up with our 41st President himself to create a new documentary about his life and times, appropriately titled "41". Set to air this summer, the documentary features Bush reflecting on his rather eventful life, including his time as a pilot in WWII, his stint as director of the CIA, and of course his single term as POTUS from 1989-1993.

The doc was filmed and produced over a time period of 17 months, partly at Bush's presidential library in Texas and partly at his summer residence in Kennebunkport, Maine. It's currently scheduled to air on Thursday, June 14th, a mere two days after the former President's 88th birthday. No air time has been reported yet, but I'd figure 8 or 9pm is a good bet.

I really wish more ex-leaders would do this. A book is one thing, but to actually hear about incidents directly from "the horse's mouth" as it were is a different experience entirely. As a political junkie myself, I am greatly looking forward to any possible revelations Bush 41 has to offer us. Regardless of your political leanings, if you're at all interested in our nation's government or history, I implore you to check this film out in June. Few people can offer more insight into these subjects than a former Commander-In-Chief.

Are you interested in watching 41? Or has the 2012 election coverage made you never want to hear the word President again?

- George H.W. Bush

Written by: msd85
Apr 27th, 2012, 3:08 am

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