Examine the presidency of George H.W. Bush and his foreign policy team’s expertise as they navigated international crises like the fall of the Berlin Wall, reunification of Germany, collapse of Russia, the Panama invasion and the invasion of Kuwait. “Statecraft: The Bush 41 Team” airs on Tuesday, August 4 at 9 p.m. Watch online.
“Statecraft: The Bush 41 Team” reflects on the pillars and strategies of American diplomacy at the end of the Cold War. When George H.W. Bush became president of the United States in 1989, much of the world was in turmoil and it was clear that American diplomacy was entering a new era. This documentary features captivating archival footage and revealing interviews with members of Bush’s 41 foreign policy team.
Detailed, first-person accounts of major world events — the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Malta Summit, the U.S. invasion of Panama, the reunification of Germany, the Gulf War, and the collapse of the Soviet Union — provide a glimpse into tone of the most fascinating foreign policy presidencies of the modern era.