The legacy of George H.W. Bush

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The official portrait of former President George H.W. Bush is draped in black cloth at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to mark his passing. Bush will lay in state at the Capitol building this week before being buried in Texas. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The official portrait of former President George H.W. Bush is draped in black cloth at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to mark his passing. Bush will lay in state at the Capitol building this week before being buried in Texas. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Guests: Joe Watkins, Jeet Heer, John Meacham

Over the weekend, President George Herbert Walker Bush died at the age of 94. He served in the U.S. government as Ambassador to the U.N., head of the C.I.A., Vice President to Ronald Reagan, and eventually becoming America’s 41st President. Today, we’ll discuss his legacy with commentator JOE WATKINS who served as White House aide to H.W., and with JEET HEER of The New Republic. Then, we’ll listen back to Marty’s conversation with presidential biographer JON MEACHAM, whose book is called Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.

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