Massachusetts Remembers Barbara Bush

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Across the country and New England, people are remembering Barbara Bush, the former first lady who died Tuesday at age 92.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney says he will miss Bush's compassion and the twinkle of her eye. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey says Bush was devoted to the nation, and "we loved her in return."

Bob Oakes reports for Morning Edition on Bush's legacy in Massachusetts, highlighting the commencement address she gave at Wellesley College in 1990.

This segment aired on April 18, 2018.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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