George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview Image
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  • Summary: Former President George W. Bush is interviewed about his thoughts and feelings during and after the attacks on September 11th.
  • Genre(s): Talk & Interview, News
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Aug 29, 2011
    83
    The ex-commander-in-chief sits down with National Geographic Channel to give a moment-by-moment account of the darkest days of his presidency--and the nation--in the utterly absorbing George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview.
  2. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Aug 29, 2011
    80
    All of us have common memories of that time. Yet this quiet but affecting program is Mr. Bush's story, told as only the man who was president on Sept. 11, 2001 could tell it.
  3. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Aug 29, 2011
    80
    National Geographic has a fascinating hour, George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview, in which the former president describes the whys and wherefores of his actions in the time immediately following the attack, and during the subsequent days.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Aug 29, 2011
    75
    In blunt and at times salty language, Bush gets to say exactly what 9/11 meant to him; it's visceral but only occasionally revelatory. We all know this story very well. Maybe too well.
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Aug 29, 2011
    60
    Detailed, but not terribly illuminating.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Aug 29, 2011
    60
    For those in the middle, or historical scholars, this sit-down doesn't offer much that Bush hasn't said before. The value here is that it's all in one place.
  7. Reviewed by: Cynthia Fuchs
    Aug 29, 2011
    40
    As George W. Bush describes his thinking on September 11, it's hard not to wonder, well, what he was thinking. It's a mystery that remains unanswered in George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview.
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  1. Aug 30, 2011
    7
    I thnk NatGeo did a solid job with this interview. Interesting that it came out the same week as Dick Cheney's book. It's important that weI thnk NatGeo did a solid job with this interview. Interesting that it came out the same week as Dick Cheney's book. It's important that we have a record of what the Prez was thinking on such a historic day. Collapse

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