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Bush Death / A Discussion #1123404

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The death of former First Lady Barbara Bush introduced; her son former President Bush quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jamie Gangel) Barbara Bush's life reviewed; many scenes & photos shown. [Son Jeb BUSH, grandson Jeb BUSH, Jr., son former President BUSH, historian Jon MEACHAM, former Secretary of State James BAKER†, husband former President BUSH, Supreme Court Justice Clarence THOMAS, comedian Dana CARVER†. former President Bill CLINTON, son Neil BUSH, grandson Pierce BUSH† - tell anecdotes about Barbara.] [B. BUSH - says "popular" makes her uncomfortable; gives commencement address; says she is sick of Bushes {in politics}, loves Clinton.] The Bushes' marriage & Barbara's personality as center of that family "the enforcer," how literacy was her cause, the early death of a Bush child from leukemia, where she will be buried discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's historian Douglas Brinkley, David Gergen, "First Women" author Kate Andersen Brower, Sanjay Gupta, Paul Begala, "New York Times" Maggie Haberman about Barbara Bush. [BRINKLEY, GERGEN, BROWER, GUPTA, BEGALA, HABERMAN - offer views on the Bushes, her involvement in the literaCy campaign, her loyalty, her long time in the public spotlight, her sense of humor, the long marriage, her health isues with COPD late, her "palliative" care, her graciousness, her blunt statement about politics, the Bush view of Donald Trump.] Other material: A statement from the Trumps about Bush's life & a tweet from grandson George Bush quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Other reminiscences of Barbara Bush shown. [Son former President BUSH, son Jeb BUSH, GRANDSONS, SON - talk about Barbara.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jamie Gangel) The life of a political wife discussed; many Bush scenes & photos shown [BRINKLEY, BROWER, GERGEN - offer views on Barbara's life in Texas, her symbolic actions, the relentless optimism of the Bushes, their New England roots with a sense of service.] Other material: statements from First Lady Melania Trump & the Obamas quoted. [With Larry King, May 2006, Barbara & former President BUSH - talks about being the mother of a president, loving all the children.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion about Barbara Bush continues. [BRINKLEY, BEGALA, HABERMAN - offer views on the Bushes & his one-term presidency, Barbara's memoirs, grandson George P. Bush, the Bushes as patrician with a common touch her Wellesley commencement speech, her fund-raising for literacy & medical research, the Bush view of service, Barbara as a role model in her time.] [With Larry King in 1994, Barbara BUSH - talks about her book: the people she met as wife of President Bush.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Gangel, Jamie
Duration:
00:47:00

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