Pres. George W. Bush http://kut.org en Four Presidents Will Be in Austin for the LBJ Civil Rights Summit http://kut.org/post/four-presidents-will-be-austin-lbj-civil-rights-summit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four U.S. Presidents headline a <a href="http://www.civilrightssummit.org/">three-day summit</a> in Austin this week, kicking off a celebration of the </span>50th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the <a href="http://www.congresslink.org/print_basics_histmats_civilrights64text.htm">1964 Civil Rights Act</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Life before the act can sometimes seem foreign to those of us who came after the landmark legislation was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. O</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">rganizers say that alone is a great reason to hold a summit.</span></p><p>"Of course it's appropriate to look back. I mean, I myself am a child of the segregated South. So I grew up in that world and I know in ways that our students really don't, what things were like before this legislation,"&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">LBJ</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;School of Public Affairs Dean Robert&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hutchings says.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143592759&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:09:46 +0000 Ben Philpott 10145 at http://kut.org Four Presidents Will Be in Austin for the LBJ Civil Rights Summit The Artist Formerly Known As President George W. Bush Unleashes His Inner Rembrandt http://kut.org/post/artist-formerly-known-president-george-w-bush-unveils-new-portraits-today Since he left office, former President George W. Bush has devoted part of his free time to painting – everything from his dog Barney to self-portraits. A year after a hacker revealed some of his works-in-progress, Bush had his first real art show Friday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas.<p>The exhibit, titled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," opens to the public Saturday. It features portraits of 24 world leaders, including Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin and the Dalai Lama.<p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:29:27 +0000 Eric Aasen 10121 at http://kut.org The Artist Formerly Known As President George W. Bush Unleashes His Inner Rembrandt For $30, George W. Bush Will Give You the Bird - On a Christmas Ornament, That Is http://kut.org/post/30-george-w-bush-will-give-you-bird-christmas-ornament <p>He led the United States on 9/11, oversaw the bloody invasion and occupation of Iraq, reconfigured the global geopolitical landscape, and became one of the most polarizing presidents in recent history.</p><p>But these days, it seems like George W. Bush is mostly known for his painting.</p><p>Since his retirement, the former president <a href="http://kut.org/post/i-relied-upon-my-faith-george-w-bush-tells-leno">has made headlines for his new hobby</a> painting portraits and pictures of animals. Now, a small piece of his creative output can be yours.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:32:48 +0000 Mose Buchele 9302 at http://kut.org For $30, George W. Bush Will Give You the Bird - On a Christmas Ornament, That Is 'I Relied Upon My Faith,' George W. Bush Tells Jay Leno http://kut.org/post/i-relied-upon-my-faith-george-w-bush-tells-leno <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-ke6wKzPwM</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:53:52 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9219 at http://kut.org 'I Relied Upon My Faith,' George W. Bush Tells Jay Leno Interview: White House Correspondent Explores Evolution of Bush-Cheney Relationship http://kut.org/post/interview-white-house-correspondent-explores-evolution-bush-cheney-relationship <p>In a piece in <em>The New York Times</em>, chief White House correspondent Peter Baker <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/us/bush-in-dallas-easels-and-tees-trump-politics.html?_r=0">sent a dispatch from Dallas</a> – where the 43rd president of the United States leads a life of self-imposed exile.</p><p>While his vice president, Dick Cheney, continues to wage war on Democrats, George W. Bush stays out of the public debate. &nbsp;</p><p>That might line up with what you’d expect, if your idea of the Bush-Cheney years was one of the vice president as Darth Vader – the power behind the throne controlling Bush’s hand.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/119773027" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:25:32 +0000 David Brown 9110 at http://kut.org Interview: White House Correspondent Explores Evolution of Bush-Cheney Relationship Interview: The White House Photographer Inside the Bush Presidency on Sept. 11 http://kut.org/post/interview-white-house-photographer-inside-bush-presidency-sept-11 <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F109752635" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>On Sept. 11, 2001, Eric Draper presumed the morning trip to Florida would be a routine affair. Or, at least as routine as anything ever can be when you’re traveling with the President of the United States.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:35:00 +0000 David Brown 8646 at http://kut.org Interview: The White House Photographer Inside the Bush Presidency on Sept. 11 George W. Bush Has Heart Procedure; Stent Inserted http://kut.org/post/george-w-bush-has-heart-surgery-stent-inserted "Former President George W. Bush has successfully undergone a heart procedure after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery," The Associated Press writes.<p>According to the wire service, "Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says a stent was inserted during a procedure Tuesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The blockage was discovered Monday during Bush's annual physical at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, where the nation's 43rd president lives."<p>Bush, 67, is expected to be released from the hospital on Wednesday. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:13:10 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 8456 at http://kut.org George W. Bush Has Heart Procedure; Stent Inserted Photos: The George W. Bush Presidential Library Dedication http://kut.org/post/photos-george-w-bush-presidential-library-dedication <p>Today, Texas became the first state to have three presidential libraries.</p><p>All five living U.S. presidents gathered this morning on the SMU campus in Dallas to dedicate the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155); ">George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum</a>.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:56:00 +0000 Trey Shaar 7510 at http://kut.org Photos: The George W. Bush Presidential Library Dedication At Bush Library Dedication, Bipartisan Praise http://kut.org/post/bipartisan-praise-bush-library Four presidents praised another member of their exclusive club Thursday at the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/25/178974849/5-presidents-set-to-help-dedicate-george-w-bushs-library" target="_blank">dedication of the George W. Presidential Library and Museum</a> on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.<p>It was a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant ceremony where partisan differences were set aside. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:23:27 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 7505 at http://kut.org At Bush Library Dedication, Bipartisan Praise Obama, US Presidents Dedicate George W. Bush Library (Update) http://kut.org/post/obama-us-presidents-dedicate-george-w-bush-library-update <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Update</strong>: The library dedication at the George W. Bush Library has concluded.</p><p>Here’s more coverage from KUT News and NPR:</p><ul><li><a href="http://kutnews.org/post/agenda-texas-legacy-governor-george-w-bush">Agenda Texas: The Legacy of Governor George W. Bush</a></li><li><a href="http://kutnews.org/post/bipartisan-praise-bush-library">Bipartisan Praise at Bush Library</a></li><li><a href="http://kutnews.org/post/five-presidents-help-dedicate-george-w-bush-library-today">Five Presidents to Help Dedicate George W. Bush Library Today</a></li><li><a href="http://kutnews.org/post/photos-inside-george-w-bush-presidential-center">Photos: Inside the George W. Bush Presidential Center</a></li></ul><p><strong>Original Post</strong>: Pres. Barack Obama <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/five-presidents-help-dedicate-george-w-bush-library-today">will help dedicate</a> the George W. Bush Presidential Library today.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:02:16 +0000 Wells Dunbar 7502 at http://kut.org Obama, US Presidents Dedicate George W. Bush Library (Update) Agenda Texas: The Legacy of Governor George W. Bush http://kut.org/post/agenda-texas-legacy-governor-george-w-bush <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F89344163" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.bushcenter.org/">George W. Bush Presidential Center</a> will be officially dedicated tomorrow on the <a href="http://www.smu.edu/">Southern Methodist University</a> campus in Dallas. Dignitaries from across the political world will be on hand to get a peek at the </span>13<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> official Presidential library.</span></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Ben Philpott 7484 at http://kut.org Agenda Texas: The Legacy of Governor George W. Bush Photos: Inside the George W. Bush Presidential Center http://kut.org/post/photos-inside-george-w-bush-presidential-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">George W. Bush Presidential Library</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has its dedication Thursday at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former first lady Laura Bush says one of the most emotionally moving museum exhibits focuses on the 9/11 attacks.</span></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Ben Philpott & Filipa Rodrigues 7491 at http://kut.org Photos: Inside the George W. Bush Presidential Center Bush Sees Approval Hike, But Trumanesque Recovery Unlikely http://kut.org/post/bush-sees-approval-hike-trumanesque-recovery-unlikely A poll released days before the opening of George W. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:43:34 +0000 Liz Halloran, NPR 7462 at http://kut.org Bush Sees Approval Hike, But Trumanesque Recovery Unlikely 'Mila' Is First Grandchild For George W. And Laura Bush http://kut.org/post/mila-first-grandchild-george-w-and-laura-bush Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, gave birth over the weekend to a girl.<p>Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager is named for her grandmothers, the former president announced in a statement. <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=177246072" target="_blank">According to The Associated Press</a>, the little girl's nickname is pronounced MEE-luh.<p>Jenna Hager, now 31, is a<em> Today Show</em> correspondent. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:57:26 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 7358 at http://kut.org 'Mila' Is First Grandchild For George W. And Laura Bush Bush Family's Emails Hacked; Probe Under Way http://kut.org/post/bush-familys-emails-hacked-probe-under-way <a href="http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bush-family-hacked-589132" target="_blank">A Smoking Gun report</a> about the hacking of several email accounts belonging to members of presidents George W. and George H.W. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:59:56 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 6520 at http://kut.org Bush Family's Emails Hacked; Probe Under Way