Monday, March 04, 2019

CNN starts "The Bush Years" series

On Sunday night, March 3, CNN aired the first of its six-part series “The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power”. Basic link here.

The family did believe that “white straight protestant men” were somehow “born better” and should be in charge, with great care.  But it is still an assumption of inherited privilege.

The first episode showed George H. W. Bush crash landing in the ocean during WWII, surviving on a raft un enemy waters and being rescues by a US submarine. His two companions were killed.

Toward the end of the episode the Bush family settles in Houston, which is shown as it looked in the late 1960s.  Even then it was looking squeaky modern.  I first visited Houston myself in October 1976.  The city would have the same look for “Terms of Endearment” in the 1980s.

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