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Schedule Change Dec. 27

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Dec 21, 2018 10:25 AM

The Little Women on Masterpiece marathon will move to a date to be announced in 2019.  As we wrap up 2018, we will encore George H.W. Bush American Experience.  The former President passed away earlier this year. 

When George. H. W. Bush left the Oval office in 1993, rejected after one tumultuous presidential term, his 30-year career in public service came to an abrupt and unexpected end. Despite soaring approval ratings following military victory in the Persian Gulf, his years as president after the war were marked by almost unrelieved decline. A sluggish economy and an earlier decision to raise taxes -- despite an explicit campaign oath not to do so -- led to his defeat. By the end of his term many observers dismissed him as an artifact of an irrelevant Cold War past. George H. W. Bush, part of the Peabody Award-winning AMERICAN EXPERIENCE collection The Presidents. 

George H. W. Bush tells the story of a man born to both economic and political privilege and tutored in modesty, who enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday and became a hero in World War II. It recounts Bush's post-war time at Yale University, where he excelled in athletics, and his marriage to Barbara Pierce. It tells of his adventurous days as a Texas oil wildcatter, the tragic loss of a daughter to leukemia, and his entry into Republican politics at a time of roiling change.

Watch George H.W. Bush American Experience Thursday December 27  at 8:00pm on WITF TV.

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