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Bush Death / The Legacy / The Tributes #1132486

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 01, 2018
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The death of President George H.W. Bush at age 94 introduced; many photos & scenes from his life shown. [BUSH - assumes the presidency.] His political career reviewed. [BUSH - talks about heading the Republican Party during Watergate, heading the CIA.] [After serving as Reagan's vice president, BUSH - announces his candidacy; says "read my lips" no new taxes."] The invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein during his presidency & his '92 loss to Bill Clinton noted. [BUSH - says the war is over.] [BUSH - says he is content to let history be the judge.] His active retirement, his son's presidency, later teaming up with Clinton, seeing Jeb bush's failed bid for the presidency against Donald Trump & wife Barbara Bush's death noted.

(Houston: Gabe Gutierrez) The tributes to President Bush featured; family photos shown. [Texas WOMAN, Maine MAN; from Argentina, President TRUMP - praise Bush.] Son Jeb, granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager, grandson George P. Bush, Clinton, the Obamas quoted. Funeral plans outlined.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Kristen Welker) The bond between two former Presidents Bush reviewed; scenes & photos shown. [Both BUSHES - speak about each other.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Live interview held with retired Gen. former Secretary of State Colin Powell. [POWELL - recalls Bush's decisions on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Live discussion held with historian Jon Meachem about Bush. [From Washington, MEACHEM - talks about Bush in power.]

(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The difficulties in covering the Bush presidency discussed.

Reporter(s):
Holt, Lester;
Gutierrez, Gabe;
Welker, Kristen;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:14:30

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