The Bush Years
Aired On: Sunday October 26, 2008 at 8 pm on CBC-TV
Leading up to the American presidential election, CBC Documentary Unit producer Terence McKenna takes a retrospective look at U.S. President George W. Bush, arguably one of the most controversial public figures of recent memory.
The Bush Years opens with a look at the seminal moments of his life before the Presidency, his struggles with alcohol, finding faith, and his many attempts to prove himself to his famous father. It examines his apprenticeship with Lee Atwater, the Republican master of attack-dog politics, the lessons Bush learned there, and the ways they were applied to his own rise to power. It's an insider's look at how he won the Republican nomination, and the groundbreaking strategies that beat out his opponents in two Presidential elections. Former Bush political advisors Doug Wead and Mark MacKinnon describe some of Bush's key private moments before becoming President. Evangelist Arthur Blessit recounts the private moment Bush became "Born Again." Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention says Bush personally told him "God wants me to be President."
The Bush Years goes behind the scenes with George W Bush to detail decisive moments and critical decisions that affected his country and the world. Former members of the administration, players in the intelligence community, and analysts discuss these events and their ultimate consequences. Interviews include former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, former State Department Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson, former Assistant Secretary of Defense Douglas Feith, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, former CIA Agents Valerie Plame-Wilson and Gary Schroen, and the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy. Analysts include Ron Suskind of the Wall Street Journal, Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News, Bush biographer Robert Draper and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.
Format : AVI
Length : 699 MiB for 1h 30mn 19s 586ms
Codec : XviD
Subtittle : None
Source : HDTV Capture- Adverts Removed
Video #0 : MPEG-4 Visual at 954 Kbps
Aspect : 608 x 352 (1.727) at 29.970 fps