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Explore the story behind the Bushes, America's most powerful political dynasty, and how they put two US Presidents in the White House.

Sunday at 9:00 PM on CNN
1 Season, 6 Episodes
March 3, 2019
Documentary & Biography, History, Mini-Series
6.7/10
Cast: Mac Summers, Donna Armstrong, Chris Langenzarde, Barbara Bush
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The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power Full Episode Guide

  • President George W. Bush strives to secure the second term his father never won. But the war he started in Iraq will define his presidency and cast a long shadow on the Bush family.

  • George W. and Jeb Bush are two brothers determined to make it to the Governor's mansion but only one will succeed. Laura Bush fears the consequences of having a second president in the family but she can't stop her husband becoming "43" who soon faces his greatest ever test as America comes under attack.

  • The Bushes have finally made it to the White House but having a father as a president hits Neil Bush hard when scandals strike. George H.W. triumphs against Saddam but the Bush family suffer a bitter election defeat and the loss of their matriarch Dorothy.

  • George H.W. Bush becomes a loyal vice president to Ronald Regan but his wife Barbara falls out with jealous First Lady Nancy. George W. commits to a life of sobriety while becoming the father of twin daughters. With a newfound purpose, he helps propel his father to become the 41st President of the United States.

  • Blinded by loyalty and ignoring other advice, George H.W. Bush is betrayed by Richard Nixon.

  • Part One: George H.W. Bush volunteers to go to war and do his duty. The returning hero is reunited with his sweetheart Barbara and they give birth to their first child, the future President George W. Bush. Tragedy strikes when they lose their daughter Robin. Prescott Bush heads for the Senate while George H.W. begins his political journey from Texas to Washington.

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