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George W. Bush: How the Man has Intersected with History

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Many Americans have changed their views on George W. Bush since September 11th. And in many ways, the President himself has changed since that fateful day. But at his core, George W. remains the down-home, unpolished cowboy that most Americans first met during the 2000 campaign.

New York Times reporter Frank Bruni forged a close working relationship with then-candidate Bush on the 2000 campaign trail. In his new book, "Ambling Into History: The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush," Bruni shares anecdotes from the early days of the Bush presidency and candidacy that demonstrate what makes our president tick — his priorities, his charms, his weaknesses, his personality.

This hour, a look at the personality of President George W. Bush and how it has impacted both the policies of his administration and the way the American people view him.


Frank Bruni, reporter with The New York Times

author of "Ambling into History: The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush"

This program aired on March 26, 2002.


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