George H.W. Bush (Episode 10)
American Experience Season 20

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Conclusion. President George H.W. Bush's freefall from an 89 percent approval rating in 1991 to 37 percent of the vote in the 1992 election is chronicled in this thoughtful profile, which covers the second half of his presidency and beyond. As detailed here, although Ronald Reagan is often credited with "winning" the Cold War, it was Bush who secured the victory with deft handling of the USSR's final days. Included: interviews with Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Brent Scowcroft.

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