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 EW.com 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?