American Experience

Media Gaffes

Clip: Season 32 Episode 4 | 2m 7s

President Bush shone when he met voters in person, but that was not the case in television appearances. “He went into politics as a middle-aged person,” said chief speechwriter Michael Gerson. “He didn't have a set of acting skills that a lot of other politicians had developed over time.”

Aired: 05/04/20

Rating: NR

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