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 George W. Bush: 'Benevolent Spirit' Can Guide Debate http://kut.org/post/george-w-bush-benevolent-spirit-can-guide-debate <p>DALLAS — During his opening remarks Tuesday at a daylong conference on immigration and the economy, former President George W. Bush urged the nation’s leaders to debate immigration reform with compassion and kindness.</p><p>In a brief appearance at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Bush did not advocate for a specific solution. But his statements indicated he supports policies similar to those he championed during his presidency, when immigration reform was last debated in Congress.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:02:23 +0000 Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune 5821 at http://kut.org George W. Bush: 'Benevolent Spirit' Can Guide Debate President Obama Hosts President Bush For Unveiling Of Official Portraits http://kut.org/post/president-obama-hosts-president-bush-unveiling-official-portrait In a rare moment of harmony in Washington, President Obama hosted former President George W. Thu, 31 May 2012 18:15:02 +0000 4367 at http://kut.org President Obama Hosts President Bush For Unveiling Of Official Portraits George W. Bush Says He Doesn't Miss Being President http://kut.org/post/george-w-bush-says-he-doesnt-miss-being-president <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fiti-HL8O8Q</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:04:25 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 4007 at http://kut.org George W. Bush Says He Doesn't Miss Being President George W. Bush Impersonator Considering (Short) Leap To Rick Perry http://kut.org/post/george-w-bush-impersonator-considering-short-leap-rick-perry While many Americans may be somewhat alarmed, for various reasons, at the thought of Texas Gov. Rick Perry gaining the White House, don't count at least one George W. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 21:46:21 +0000 Frank James, NPR 2255 at http://kut.org What You Will Find at the George W. Bush Presidential Center http://kut.org/post/what-you-will-find-george-w-bush-presidential-center <p>George W. Bush <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/16/AR2010111603450.html">broke ground today</a> on his new Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The $300 million facility isn't slated to open until 2013, but our friends at the Dallas NPR station KERA got a tour of some of the items that will be on display.&nbsp; Take a look.</p> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 19:37:22 +0000 Nathan Bernier 277 at http://kut.org What You Will Find at the George W. Bush Presidential Center