As the nation mourns the passing of our 41st president PBS remembers him in a 3 hour special retrospective.  This fascinating documentary examines the life and career of a sometimes overlooked president, from his service in WWII and his early career in Texas to his days in the Oval Office, first as vice president to Ronald Reagan, then as the leader who presided over the first Gulf War. The film also explores Bush’s role as the patriarch of a political family whose influence is unequaled in modern American life.

This special broadcast airs Tuesday, December 4th from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.